Great Golden Digger Wasp

Is this a golden digger wasp?
Hello Bugman,
I love your website. My husband took these photos of a wasp flying from mint flower to mint flower in my garden. Please identify it and tell me what it eats. If it is a golden digger wasp then why is it flying from flower to flower?
Chigiy Binell, Blogmistress

Hi Chigiy,
Adult Great Golden Digger Wasps, like many wasps, feed on nectar and pollen. Great Golden Digger Wasps capture katydids and related insects and sting them to paralyze them. The paralyzed insect is then dragged to the burrow and an egg is layed on its comatose body. The hatchling wasp larva then has a fresh food source.

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