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Local New Mexican Flightless Wasp?


Best Answer gcsnelling , October 7 2016 - 2:17 PM

It is one of the nocturnal velvet ants.

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#1 Offline RenDragon - Posted October 7 2016 - 11:21 AM

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Anyone know what species these might be?

 

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#2 Offline RenDragon - Posted October 7 2016 - 11:22 AM

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I already released this guy so there won't be clearer pics lol. Caught at night in the desert scrub. Had hoped it was an ant but realized at home that it was not :(



#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted October 7 2016 - 2:17 PM   Best Answer

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It is one of the nocturnal velvet ants.



#4 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted November 5 2017 - 7:36 AM

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This is actually an likely an ichneumon wasp, appears to be in the genus Gelis



#5 Offline Hunter - Posted November 5 2017 - 7:43 AM

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it looks like something



#6 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 5 2017 - 7:58 AM

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it looks like something

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#7 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted November 6 2017 - 9:54 AM

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We were all wrong!  Not a velvet ant, nor an ichneumon!

 Chyphotes is what you've found!  They're in the family cyphotidae and are convergent with velvet ants, but not in the same superfamily!  They mostly attack beetle larvae


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#8 Offline Antapoloosa - Posted December 14 2017 - 5:09 AM

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it looks like something


Hahaha!




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