This wasp is chewing off a chunk of a Sleepy Orange caterpillar. He eventually flies away with the chunk.
Senna tree seedling in my garden.
Most wasps are beneficial in their natural habitat, and are critically important in natural biocontrol. Paper wasps feed on nectar, and other insects, including caterpillars, flies, and beetle larvae, and they are often considered to be beneficial by gardeners.
Lat: 33.15, Long: -97.02
Spotted on May 10, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012