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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
Backyard garden, spotted on Gumamela (Hibiscus) leaves.