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Photo#419188
Wasp with Caterpillar - Ammophila procera - female

Wasp with Caterpillar - Ammophila procera - Female
Ward Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York, USA
June 27, 2010
IDs needed for both predator and prey.

Images of this individual: tag all
Wasp with Caterpillar - Ammophila procera - female Wasp with Caterpillar - Ammophila procera - female

Prey = 7915 Nadata gibbosa
Image below, ID'd by Jane and John Balaban, is of the same individual:

Wonderful find, wonderful photo
.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

I envy you
I saw one of these once; threw myself on the ground and shot almost blindly because it was getting away. Got a bruised knee and nothing worth showing. Yours, on the other hand, is great, shows the formidable jaws among other things. I am sure that both predator and prey are identifiable from these shots.

Predator
looks like Ammophila:



Can't help you with the prey, I'm afraid.

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