Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila pictipennis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila pictipennis)

They provision their ground nests with Lepidoptera or sawfly larvae, many considered pest species of cash crops. (http://natl.ifas.ufl.edu/biota/sphecid_wasps.php)

Learn more:  http://bugeric.blogspot.com/2010/11/wasp-wednesday-ammophila-pictipennis.html

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