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Killer with food - Mallophora orcina

Killer with food - Mallophora orcina
Gainsville, Florida, USA
May 29, 2005
from this site I see this is probably a Southern Bee Killer (Mallophora orcina) but what does it have?

Outstanding Photo
Great job on this one.

 
I agree with all
about the fantastic photo. Great job.

WOW!
fantastic shot...what a monster!

it *could* be eating a worker V. squamosa...but I am sure someone will know more.

 
Bee killer prey
Thanks Tony, I think you are correct it does look like V. squamosa.

Pat L

 
No, don't think so.
They prey IS a yellowjacket, but not V. squamosa. No stripes on the thorax

 
I agree with Eric
It's not V. squamosa. From the abdominal spots, it looks most like V. germanica.

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