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Square-headed Wasp

Ectemnius sp.

Description:

Black insect with yellow bands on thorax and legs. Length is about 10mm. Looks like a shortened version of a Black and Yellow Mud Dauber. Classification » Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies (order Hymenoptera) » suborder Apocrita » Aculeata - Bees, Ants, and Stinging Wasps » Apoid Wasps (superfamily Apoidea) - Traditional Sphecidae » family Crabronidae Latreille, 1802 » Square-headed Wasps (subfamily Crabroninae) » tribe Crabronini » subtribe Crabronina » Ectemnius Dahlbom, 1845

Habitat:

Backyard garden, spotted on Gumamela (Hibiscus) leaves.

Notes:

Sample Ectemnius sp image: http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/digger-was.... Document containing Ectemnius spp. in the Philippines: http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/re...

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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

:-) good name

@Argy, I found the ID as Ectemnius sp., a Square-headed Wasp. :)

Thanks Argy! Will look more IDs under wasp :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

amazingly big round head though

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

I vote for wasp. Very pretty.

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 28, 2013
Submitted on Mar 3, 2013

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