Sand Wasp on the Baccharis
Location: Elyria Canyon Park, Mount Washington, Los Angeles, CA
October 14, 2012
Though we posted our photos of a Scarab Hunter Wasp first, we actually photographed this Sand Wasp in the genus Bembix before we photographed the Scarab Hunter Wasps. We only got one photo before the larger Scarab Hunter Wasp flew much closer and landed. Then after photographing the male Scarab Hunter Wasp, we got a better image of this Sand Wasp. According to BugGuide: “Females provision their nest with flies which the larvae feed on (a single developing larva may eat more than twenty flies)” which would make them a desirable species to have in the garden to help control fly populations.