Subject: Thread waisted wasps?
Location: Statesboro GA
September 21, 2015 4:28 pm
I took this photo today at Garden of the Coastal Plain at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro GA. I believe it’s two thread waisted wasps mating, but would like confirmation from an expert. Thanks for a great website and resource.
Signature: eddie l

Mating Thread-Waisted Wasps

Mating Thread-Waisted Wasps

Dear Eddie,
Your image of mating Thread-Waisted Wasps is quite beautiful.  We quickly identified them as
Eremnophila aureonotata thanks to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, they are found in:  “Old fields near deciduous or other(?) woodlands. The wasp is commonly found on wildflowers with large clusters of blossoms, such as Queen Anne’s Lace. Mating pairs on flowers are common.”  The female provisions an underground nest with caterpillars.

Location: Statesboro, Georgia

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