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Mason Wasp

Leptochilus sp.

Description:

Small, gorgeous wasp with black and red abdomen. It was approximately 4 mm long. There is white banding along some edges of the abdomen and thorax. The sides of the thorax are silver and the face is gold. This is probably just the lighting but is very pretty.

Habitat:

Buckwheat in chaparral

Notes:

Pending ID from Bug Guide

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4 Comments

Thank you Mark! I didn't realize how cool it was until I offloaded the images. It was small!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Fabulous wasp. Excellent pics as usual Cindy.

Thank you Dilan!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Wow!Beautiful series Cindy!!

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.19, Long: -117.06

Spotted on Mar 7, 2014
Submitted on Mar 8, 2014

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