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Thread-waisted Wasps (with prey)

Family Sphecidae

Description:

This wasp will take the caterpillar back to its nest to feed the larvae. In the video you will see the wasp sting and paralyze the caterpillar, observe it - to make sure it is subdued, then carry it off towards its nest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAvDL50m...

Habitat:

Spotted at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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14 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you very much Lauren.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Congrats Brian! Great Spotting!

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thanks Jim and Robert.

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Good one Brian! Excellent spotting and congrats on your sotd.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Wow...it had to be a lot of work for the wasp to carry the caterpillar. Nice job on this spotting, Brian!

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you António and DrNamgyalT.Sherpa.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Congrats Brian38 for the SOTD!

Great find Brian,congrats on the wel deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you Greg.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 2 years ago

Congratulations Brian on SOTD.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you so much Daniele and Project Noah. And to think I almost stepped on the Caterpillar while I was looking for butterflies. The wasp flew in and caught my attention.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Brian, these amazing shots and video are our Spotting of the Day:

"Watch a thread-waisted wasp (family Sphecidae) paralyze a caterpillar and take it towards its nest in our Spotting of the Day! Adult females wasps in the family Sphecidae will often capture preys that they paralyze with a sting, then deposit the prey in a closed cell along with an egg. The larva that hatches will feed on the prey until fully developed.
Don't miss the video! https://buff.ly/2xRhVzT "

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Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you Lauren.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Amazing shots!

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2018
Submitted on Sep 26, 2018

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