Discovery Week IV

An Eumeninae, one of the potter and mason wasps. Taking a break to clean itself, including its antennae.
There are some very similar-looking wasps in this subfamily. This one has been identified on iNaturalist as Parancistrocerus leionotus, a species with no common name. Genus Stenodynerus has some near-look-alikes.

There are 110 species world-wide in the Parancistrocerus genus, according to the Catalog of Life. According to, “This species nests in small crevices in rocks (or concrete) unlike most other species of the genus that nest in borings in wood.”

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