Scoliid Wasp (Campsomeris plumipes)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Scoliid Wasp (Campsomeris plumipes)

Scoliid wasps are parasitic upon larvae of soil-inhabiting scarab beetles, so instead of fighting grubs with chemicals which may kill the wasps, let nature do its thing.

Learn: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/wasps/scoliid_wasps.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant Redroot (Lachnanthes caroliniana)

Check out the beautiful brown and cream colored bands.

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1 comment
  1. Entirely agree that it is a lot better to keep the balance in nature and let if follow it’s course than try to correct things with chemicals.
    Very nice detail on the wasp, that seems to be of a considerable size. 😉

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