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Hymenonptera > Solitary Wasps > Crabronidae > Pemphredon

Pemphredon inornata

Collected a male on 4 July 2022. Identified with Dolphus's 1995 key. (No iNaturalist observation.)

Another male was collected from the same site (the entrance to the nest on the decaying branch). I cooled it in the fridge, marked its thorax with yellow paint, and released it near the branch pile.

On June 30, 2022, I saw a group of three that were mating. I posted the video on twitter.

Here’s a video of the three Pemphredon wasps. I guess the females have finally emerged!

— Steve Wells (@swells_LQA) June 30, 2022

Bug Eric - Aphid Killers: Pemphredon Wasps
A Worldwide Revision of Pemphredon, Dolphus 1995