Wasp, Black and Rust with Two Yellow Spots
October 4, 2009
I photographed this beautiful wasp October 2009 in NE Oklahoma. It is similar in size to a red wasp and yellowjacket.
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This is a Digger Wasp or Blue Winged Wasp, Scolia dubia. According to BugGuide: “Adults take nectar, may also feed on juices from beetle prey.
Larvae a parasite of the green June beetle and Japanese beetle.“