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mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9222646

I believe the first one is a ichneumon and the second one is a very tiny about 1/8 of an inch leaf hopper but I don't know their full names. Can onyone help me name them.

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flatpickit
Charleston, SC

July 29, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9222901

The wasp looks like Ammophila to me. Family - Sphecidae.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/345797

They are parasitoids on caterpillars and sawflies and dig burrows where they bury them with egg.
flatpickit
Charleston, SC

July 29, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9222912

The second looks like a planthopper, perhaps Thionia simplex.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/450217/bgimage
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 29, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9223014

The sphecid could be Ammophila nigricans - http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/32783205
mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9223449

Yep! The first one is Ammophila and the second one is Thionia. Thank you for your help, ONCE AGAIN. I'm trying to ID but so far with no luck. :) M

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