Mole Cricket Hunter Wasp (Larra bicolor)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Mole Cricket Hunter Wasp (Larra bicolor)

Introduced to the U.S. to control exotic mole cricket pests. Does not target native species, only the exotics.

Learn: http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu/resources/projects/molecricket1.shtml

Shown on Buttonweed (Spermacoce sp.), a favorite nectar source.

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/when-an-introduced-species-does-the-job.html

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