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Photo#565742
Dryudella Sand Wasp, sp. - Dryudella - female

Dryudella Sand Wasp, sp. - Dryudella - Female
McClellan Ranch, Cupertino, Santa Clara County, California, USA
June 16, 2011
Dryudella found at a volleyball court, Blackberry Farm, near Stevens Creek in Cupertino proper. Very similar to a Dryudella found along Stevens Creek a few miles away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mtn Range. (links to be added)

Some observations re this Dryudella vs the Foothills Dryudella (FHD):

Appearance (female): eyes dark black/purple, dull red abdomen / FHD: gray eyes, bright red abdomen (male's eyes green)
Prey: boxelder bug instars / Foothills species: stinkbug instars
Males: none found / Foothills species: males abundant, much more numerous and prominent than females

Foothills species here:

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Dryudella Sand Wasp, sp. - Dryudella - female Dryudella Sand Wasp, sp. - Dryudella - female