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Five-banded Tiphiid Wasp

Myzinum quinquecinctum


These black and yellow wasps are about 2.5 to 3 cm in length. Females are towards the shorter end of this size range. They are so named due to the five bands of yellow on the abdomen. Females can sting.


I photographed this insect in a flower garden at a local suburban park near a lake.

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Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 44.99, Long: -93.14

Spotted on Sep 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2014

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