Scoliid Wasp (Scolia nobilitata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Scoliid Wasp (Scolia nobilitata)

parasitoids of scarab beetle larvae found in soil

I often find multiple wasps “sleeping” together in the early morning/dusk. I think they must tuck each other in for the night.

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

Shown on Florida Native Plant: GROUNDSEL TREE; SEA MYRTLE; SALTBUSH (Baccharis halimifolia)

scoliidwaspSaltbushMay2014###

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