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Spider wasp

Poecilopompilus interruptus


About 12-14 mm in body length, colored as shown; greatly resembles a paper wasp at first glance.


Wasp was taking nectar from a lone, blooming salt cedar tree (Tamarix sp.) in degraded shortgrass prairie habitat with yucca, prickly-pear cacti, and scattered elm trees.

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 7 years ago

Beautiful wasp! I would have been fooled into thinking this was a paper wasp.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 26, 2014
Submitted on Jul 28, 2014

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