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Weevil Wasp

Cerceris spp.

Description:

Some key ID features: 6 yellow bands on abdomen, the thorax has yellow spots only on the side and bottom - none on top, silvery metallic eyes and it's antennae are yellow at the base and black on the tips - most other wasp are not like that.

Habitat:

Spotted in backyard.

Notes:

These are a very interesting wasp - they use scents to mark their territories, the female bite and inject a paralyzing agent into weevils and small beetles then carry it back to the hive to feed the larvae as they hatch.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Federal Way, Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2017
Submitted on Aug 6, 2017

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