FAMILY SPHECIDAE (Thread-waisted Wasps)

Hymenoptera-Sphecidae-Ammophila wrightii-Thread waisted Wasps-FEMALE (E)

Ammophila wrightii

Super Trail Trailhead, Madera Canyon
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.713531, -110.872719
Elevation: 5,423 ft
April 9, 2023
Size: 10 mm
Caught, when she was dying, by sifting leaf litter
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Jonathan Hoskins who said: “The 3 submarginal cells in the forewing exclude the similar A. formicoides, also found in Santa Cruz County.”

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