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Sand-loving wasps (pair)

Tachytes sp.


About 15 millimeters in body length, colored as shown. Note bright green eyes.


This pair was courting and mating on a blooming saltcedar tree (Tamarix sp.) in a vast open field of degraded shortgrass prairie with sunflower, yucca, prickly-pear cacti, and scattered elm trees.


There are several species of Tachytes in Colorado.

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LaurenZarate 7 years ago


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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2013
Submitted on Jan 15, 2014

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