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Potter wasp

Sceliphron sp.


It looks like a Sceliphron spirifex, except the head and thorax. It looks like a Phimenes flavopictum, but as well a wasp-mimicking fly Ceriana sp. After support of ForestDragon I will stick to Sceliphron genus and try to find a species that fits.



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JoeHartman 8 years ago

Ok thanks ForestDragon. I will exclude syrphid fly and Phimenes.
Leaves for now Sceliphron, that has a black head and thorax. But as you say maybe another Sceliphron could be the answer. I will search that direction. :)

ForestDragon 8 years ago

It is quite similar to Sceliphron spirifex. Perhaps it is in the same Genus.

Phimenes flavopictum is a different color and shape (slightly similar shape):

Your wasp-mimicking fly has different shaped head and antennae from what I can see.

I hope this helps!

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Most certainly a Wasp, Joe, and a really beautiful one!

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