Thynnid Wasp
Genus Methocha

tiphid wasp
This one sunflower plant is the only place on Antelope Island where I saw these small, long-bodied wasps and it
was a popular spot for many different kinds of  wasps the last half of the summer.  Carol Davis, 9-3-2010

long-bodied wasp
These male wasps were very camera shy and hard to photograph but this horrible photo does
show the wing structure, so I'm posting it anyway.  Females of the Methocha wasps look like ants
(wingless) so it's pretty hard to find one.  They are parasitoids of Cincindelinae (tiger beetles).
Carol Davis, 9-3-2010

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