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Wasp hunting larvae - Ancistrocerus spilopterus - female

Wasp hunting larvae - Ancistrocerus spilopterus - Female
Alameda County, California, USA
June 24, 2009
Probing buddleia leaves stuck together by a moth larva, Pyramidobela angelarum. The larvae () live between the leaves when young. In summer, I often saw wasps drilling into the deformed leaves, evidently preying on the larvae. Photo taken at 11:57:20.

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Wasp hunting larvae - Ancistrocerus spilopterus - female Wasp hunting larvae - Ancistrocerus spilopterus - female Wasp hunting larvae - Ancistrocerus spilopterus - female

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Ancistrocerus spilopterus - female
I can only second Eric: thank you indeed for sharing these pics.

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Mason wasp
Mason wasp of some kind (Vespidae: Eumeninae). Great image demonstrating behavior and anatomical detail.

 
Thank you
I'm always looking for behavior.

Two shots before this one show the wasp searching on the leaf. I'll add them.

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