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I am author of "Insectpedia" and "Wasps: The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect."
Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
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This is a mature male. Males wander in search of mates, so are without a web.
Ichneumon wasp, female, family Ichneumonidae. Very difficult to ID these even to subfamily from images alone.
Yes, female wolf spider, family Lycosidae, with babies on her back.
This one is a nymph (baby).
Females of this species are flightless, so probably wandered into the pool.
This is a female Amblycorypha sp.
Metallic blue color rules out Great Black Wasp. Nice find all the same!
This image needs to be removed from "Beneficial Insects - Great Lakes Region" group, please. Thank you.
Young nest of Bald-faced Hornet, Dolichovespula maculata. Queen often makes a funnel to better defend her nest.
Not Chlorion aerarium. Either Astata sp. or Podalonia sp. Very difficult to tell just from this one image.
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