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Steel Blue Cricket Hunter

Chlorion aerarium

Description:

Large, metallic blue, green, or purple. Not as hairy as the very similar Blue Mud Dauber, and usually larger in size than that species.

Habitat:

Fields, pastures, prairies, deserts. Look in old railroad beds as they like to nest in the sand, and hunt their cricket prey amid loose stones. This specimen was eating oozing sap from a Desert Broom shrub at the edge of a road, open grassland with cacti, grasses, scattered juniper.

Notes:

More on this species here: http://bugeric.blogspot.com/2010/08/wasp...

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harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Fantástico:: buena toma::

BugEric
Spotted by
BugEric

Arizona, USA

Lat: 31.74, Long: -110.89

Spotted on Jul 27, 2011
Submitted on Dec 3, 2012

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