Friday, September 20, 2013

The Elusive Green-Eyed Sand Wasp

 At the beginning of summer I tried to get a photo of a sand wasp at City Hall Community Garden. Finally on Wednesday I took some pics of the Bembix wasp on rudbeckia at the Moberly Cultural Herb Garden.

These sand wasps have a bulge in population every seven years which really freaks people out. They are confident, but not aggressive creatures, provisioning their solitary nests with caterpillars and fly larvae. I think they're quite beautiful!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photography! I love the green eyed wasp. It has amazing eyes.