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Solitary potter wasp

Description:

Solitary potter wasp, belonging to the Vespidae family (Eumeninae subfamily). Perhaps it is a Parancistrocerus pensylvanicus, however it also resembles Parancistrocerus perennis, and even the Leptochilus republicanus. -- Help in finding a proper ID is appreciated.

Habitat:

urban (backyard)

Notes:

Eumenines prey mainly upon moth larvae, although some take larvae of leaf-feeding beetles. This one was cutting though the layer of bounded and folded leafs to reach the caterpillar cocoon beneath.


No species ID suggestions

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Lat: 38.92, Long: -77.03

Spotted on Sep 18, 2010
Submitted on Sep 20, 2010

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