Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)

Larval hosts include crickets, camel crickets and katydids which the adult female paralyzes before placing in individual cells with one egg each in an underground nest.

Adults take nectar. Shown on Florida Native Plant BUTTON RATTLESNAKEMASTER; BUTTON ERYNGO (Eryngium yuccifolium)

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