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!