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Katydid, Sooty Longwing + Thread-waisted Wasp

Capnobotes fuliginosus


The katydid was attacked by the wasp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

rudenbz001 4 years ago
Thread-waisted Wasp
Palmodes praestans Wasp, spread dorsal - Palmodes praestans - BugGuide.Net

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rudenbz001 4 years ago

That is, the wasp is surely Palmodes praestans. See

rudenbz001 4 years ago

I observed just such a wasp dragging a sooty longwing across sandy soil in the Sandia Mountains of NM. I collected, imaged, identified, and posted the images on Bugguide at the referenced link. It appears to be a rather uncommon species of wasp, based on the references cited therein.

IsabellaFiers 8 years ago

Thanks a lot Fyn Kynd for the ID

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

The prey is actually a Katydid, Sooty Longwing (Capnobotes fuliginosus) - to be exact. Not sure of species of the wasp, but it's a kind of Thread-waisted Wasp (Sphecidae).

IsabellaFiers 8 years ago

Thanks K.andrews

it's quite possible, honestly I'm not so well informed in terms of insects, have a lot to learn about them ;-)

Kyle A
Kyle A 8 years ago

Nice series! I think that's a grasshopper though. Thanks for sharing.

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Utah, USA

Spotted on Jul 16, 2013
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013

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