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Wasps - Lestica - male - female

Wasps - Lestica - Male Female
Spring Green Preserve SNA, Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA
July 19, 2015
Found this struggle going on on upper surface of leaf of low foliage on top of steep bluff prairie. The wasps were struggling to get away I believe. Stink bug seemed to have the female by the front of the face.

Crabronids?

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Wasps - Lestica - male - female Wasps - Lestica - male - female

Moved

what a drama... yes, Crabronini something; Lestica?
the adolescent punk sure got a nerve

 
duel
I couldn't tell who was trying to drag whom off. Assumed the stink bug had the upper hand. Wonder if there are any Pentatomidae prey records for crabronids.

Predator…
Stink bug is a Podisus placidus nymph.

See reference here.

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