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Crabronid wasp

Eucerceris montana

Habitat:

This individual found in the Mountain Shrublands on the foothills of the rocky mountains

Notes:

Can't figure out what species this wasp is. Spotted on a hike through Garden of the Gods in Colorado. It was on the gravely ground. On closer inspection it seems to be over (or carrying) a beetle that to me looks like a weevil of some sort. Thank you in advance for ID or any ideas. EDIT/UPDATE: Based on location, general appearance, and choice of prey item together with the general consensus of bugguide.com members that place it as a kind of Crabronidae, I've come up with the above ID. Please take the species ID with a grain of salt and if you have a better ID please send me a comment.

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2 Comments

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 7 months ago

Thank you, I also inquired in another group. there seems to be a consensus that it is some type Crabronidae. Based on that I did some more serching and have a tentative ID.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 7 months ago

Seems to be some species of Sand wasp.

LivanEscudero
Spotted by
LivanEscudero

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Spotted on Jul 10, 2020
Submitted on Jul 18, 2020

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