Great Golden Digger Wasp

August 17, 2016

Wasps seem to be the busiest insects in the garden, in constant motion while searching for food for their young. Many species of wasps have long legs, allowing them to easily walk on foliage and swiftly run down prey. This great golden digger wasp was seen walking from one flower-head to another in search of its preferred prey to feed its young: grasshoppers and katydids.

Great golden digger wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus
Great golden digger wasp – Sphex ichneumoneus

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