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This small, 0.5 in or 1.27 cm, wasp like insect was digging small holes in the sand along the lake shore. Red abdomen, moved quickly.
In the sand along the shore of Lake Lewisville.
Adults feed on flower nectar. Female wasps secure adult grasshoppers (Acrididae) as live, paralyzed food for their offspring. Prey is stored in a burrow, an egg laid upon it, and the burrow sealed.
Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013