Insect and Bug ID forum: Parasite Wasp?

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gvgoebel
Sep 10, 2014 2:54 PM CST
I spotted this beastie on my car (in Loveland CO). I would guess a parasite wasp -- any more knowledgeable ideas? Thanks in advance for any help. MrG
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JRsbugs
Sep 10, 2014 3:32 PM CST
Welcome!

It's an ant, possibly a queen but males also have wings when they swarm.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/...

I can't say which species it is, there will be many but this one has a very small head.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Sep 10, 2014 3:46 PM CST
That species isn't found in Colorado, you can search by region on Antweb ..

http://www.antweb.org/taxonomi...

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