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wasp - Arotes decorus - female

wasp - Arotes decorus - Female
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
July 11, 2012
A number of different wasps all seem to be gathering on a few leaves of a small number of shrubs in the local park. They are continually going over the same leaves and I'm not sure what they are looking for. This has to be one of my favorites recently although there is another pair of wasps that come in as a close second.

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Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

Arotes decorus…
A beautiful wasp. I think ichenumons rule.

See reference here.

 
Arotes decorus
Thanks for the super quick ID. Yes, this is a gorgeous wasp. I was so happy to come across it again this afternoon so I could take more photos. It was fun watching all these wasps going around a few leaves. At times they were fighting for space on the same leaf. I'll post some photos of the runner-up for favorite later (much later as it's already so late!)

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