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Subject: Which Wasp?
Location: Long Island, NY
August 26, 2013 3:51 pm
I could not identify this one here or at BugGuide.
A little more help, please?
Signature: Carl

Blue Mud Wasp

Blue Mud Wasp

Hi Carl,
We believe this is a Blue Mud Wasp, Chalybion californicum, but we are not certain.  We will try to get a second opinion.  See BugGuide for photos of the Blue Mud Wasp.  The iridescence of the wings is only visible in your second photo.

Blue Mud Wasp

Blue Mud Wasp

Eric Eaton provides an identification:  Male Great Black Wasp
I’d say a male Great Black Wasp, Sphex pensylvanicus.
Eric

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Location: Long Island, New York
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