Tropical Pompilidae & Sphecidae

Yesterday Colin Vardy got in touch with me to ask if I was still interested to get my old French Guianan pompilids identified. Colin normally charges for his time but he had a batch of French Guianan to identify so offered to do mine at the same time. This offer was very generous of him so I have accepted and to prepare for meeting I decided to go through all of my specimens and sort them into their various groups. The results are shown below – they’re a bit jumbled and they need a lot more work but I will do a proper reorganization when I have more of them at least identified to genus.

EDIT: All of these specimens were eventually donated to the Natural History Museum, London.

(scale marks are 1mm apart in groups of 5mm)

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