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Burrowing Wasp and prey

Sphex lucae

Description:

Black wasp with bright, red abdomen. It had just attacked a grasshopper and was holding on while the prey desperately tried to get away. The video shows the wasp move the grasshopper around, tuck the wings back, and them carry it away.

Habitat:

Coast Sage Scrub

Notes:

Spotted by my husband while we were on a walk. iPhone series.

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

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