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Thread-waisted wasp. - Ammophila aberti - female

Thread-waisted wasp. - Ammophila aberti - Female
Fort Lowell Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
May 11, 2009
I have to admit I am pretty proud of this image. This was one of several females nesting in a flat, open area in the park. The soil is dry and hard. The wasps literally have to bite out pieces and it is a slow and laborious process. I have a real admiration for the hard work these ladies go through to insure the next generation prospers.

Moved
Moved from Ammophila. Image identified by Arnold S. Menke, world authority on the genus.

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