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Black Wasp w/Blue Wings - Trypoxylon politum

Black Wasp w/Blue Wings - Trypoxylon politum
Maringouin, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, USA
June 18, 2006
Size: large
Wasp is alive and well. Caught, chilled, photographed and released.

It is Trypoxylon, a sphecid w
It is Trypoxylon, a sphecid wasp.

 
Yes, Organ Pipe Mud Dauber.
At that size, it can only be the organ pipe mud dauber, Trypoxylon politum, and probably a female.

 
Black Wasp w/Blue Wings
Thanks, Martin. Thanks very much. I am finding many of these wasp around the flowering plants.

 
The adults like the nectar, b
The adults like the nectar, but they hunt spiders for their offspring.. very fascinating insects...

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