Five Banded Thynnid Wasp

Scientific Name: Myzinum quinquecinctum

Family: Thynnidae

Native Range: East and Central United States, Pennsylvania

Size: 16–22 mm (0.63 – 0.87 in)

Active: Late spring – fall

Color and Appearance: “Both genders have the wings darkened evenly overall. Males have brown tinted wings. Females have orange tinted wings. Females have red antennae, including the flagellum. Sometimes you can see yellow coloring on the scape.”*

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