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Mason wasp

Euodynerus crypticus


It is a small wasp that has shiny blue wings and a slender abdomen.This specimen is a female because of it only having one yellow band.It also has red and black patterns on the head, thorax, and abdomen.


Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas.


These wasps make their nests out of mud or in the ground feeding there babies with spiders and caterpillars.They also like pollinating lots of wildflowers and plants.

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Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Thanks Tukup. I have only seen this species recently.

Tukup a year ago

Incredible colors Ornithoptera. Thanks for sharing.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2020
Submitted on May 6, 2020

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