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These are outside a window in Phoenix, Arizona. I looked on the internet for pictures and these guys looked very similar to winged termites.

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  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any shots from above? $\endgroup$ – Oreotrephes Jul 10 '15 at 21:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Oreotrephes no, unfortunately not, they're just sitting on the glass $\endgroup$ – toad Jul 10 '15 at 23:41
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    $\begingroup$ Based on the pinched waist, I'd say these are hymenopterans, not termites. $\endgroup$ – augurar Jul 11 '15 at 6:03
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They could be halictid bees, possibly Agapostemon splendens.

Yours looks very similar to this picture

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Compare also with this one on bugguide and to the pictures of Agapostemon species in this National Geographic article.

Compare the metallic head and thorax (that's the middle segment), the striped abdomen (the last segment), the apparent large size of eyes and place of antennae attachment, and the 'buff' hindlegs.

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