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Roach wasp thing?


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#1 Offline smares - Posted May 20 2021 - 9:28 PM

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Denver, Co. Found at night. Orange color and sharp mandibles! Found on a big rock. I thought it was a roach at first but after seeing the killer jaws on thought it could be a wasp... except that it doesn't seem to have a stinger.

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#2 Offline Zeiss - Posted May 20 2021 - 9:38 PM

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Can you get better pictures of them?

 

I'm guessing this are in the suborder Symphata.  They're most likely sawflies, which are a type of wasp.


Edited by Zeiss, May 20 2021 - 9:39 PM.

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#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted May 21 2021 - 3:21 AM

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Those things are actually kind of terrifying.


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#4 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted May 21 2021 - 3:43 AM

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They kinda look like a wasp mixed with a roach mixed with a cricket or something.



#5 Offline mmcguffi - Posted May 21 2021 - 11:16 AM

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+1 sawfly (stingless wasp)



#6 Offline ZTYguy - Posted May 21 2021 - 11:44 AM

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Why is a wasp roach a thing. Just why


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#7 Offline smares - Posted May 21 2021 - 2:32 PM

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Here's a top view

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#8 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 21 2021 - 2:48 PM

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Third-ing sawfly



#9 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 21 2021 - 3:48 PM

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Acantholyda


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#10 Offline smares - Posted May 21 2021 - 8:02 PM

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Acantholyda posticalis looks like it. It also makes sense because they were found underneath a pine tree.




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