August 31, 2014 5:42 am
Do wasps collect nectar?
This is a Blue Winged Wasp or Digger Wasp, Scolia dubia, and like many wasps, adults feed on nectar. According to BugGuide: “Adults take nectar, may also feed on juices from beetle prey. Larvae are parasites of green June beetles and Japanese beetles.” Most young wasps are carnivorous, but they cannot hunt for food, so adult female Social Wasps hunt for prey and return to the nest with it to feed the young, or in the case of solitary wasps, they will sting and paralyze food to provide fresh meals when the eggs hatch and the larvae begin to feed.