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Thread-waisted Wasp

Prionyx sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

In the sand along the shore of Lake Lewisville.

Notes:

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.

1 Species ID Suggestions

stho002
stho002 6 years ago
Thread-waisted Wasps
Prionyx sp. Genus Prionyx - BugGuide.Net


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3 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

Thanks stho002

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

Thanks Jemma :) that was great.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Gators ,you might enjoy this video which I uploaded on U tube.
http://www.rkwalton.com/wasps/Ammophila_...

gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013

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