Subject: What is this feeding on milkweed?
Location: Massachusetts USA
August 11, 2017 7:17 am
What is this insect feeding on milkweed in coastal Massachusetts? Thank you!!!!
Signature: Rob S
Flowers from milkweed are a great source of food for nectaring insects, including this gorgeous Great Golden Digger Wasp. This is a solitary wasp and it is not aggressive towards humans. Great Golden Digger Wasps prey on Katydids that the female paralyzes and provides as food for her brood that develops in an underground chamber.