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Thread-waisted Wasp

Ammophila ferruginosa


Lovely long-bodied wasp, brick red in color with silver highlights. About the size of a black and yellow mud dauber.


Happened upon this female excavating a burrow in soil beneath a small shrub at a major road intersection in a mostly urban habitat of strip malls.


Identification provided by A.S. Menke, a world authority on the genus.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Dec 20, 2012

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