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Wasp-Cricket Predation - Sphex nudus - female

Wasp-Cricket Predation - Sphex nudus - Female
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
July 6, 2014
This appears to be a type of Spider Wasp stinging a type of cricket (camel?). Once the cricket stopped moving, the wasp flew away with the prey. Would appreciate an ID of both the wasp and the cricket. Is this type of predation frequently observed between these two genera or species?

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