Subject: Any idea what this is?
Location: Mpumalanga, South Africa
February 12, 2017 2:37 pm
This wasp? was rather aggressive.
This is a Mammoth Wasp in the family Scoliidae, and though there are several images posted to iSpot of this distinctive Scoliid, it is only identified to the family level. Female Mammoth Wasps prey upon the grubs of Scarab Beetles which provide food for her developing young.