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Steel-blue Cricket Hunter

Chlorion aerarium


Very large, green, female wasp about 1 inch long. It was walking and flying along the ground and entering every hole in the ground, searching for a victim. Always moving and never stopping.


Dry grassland near orchard. There are two species in this genus found throughout the US. There are 20 sp worldwide. This species "ranges from southern Canada to Mexico"


Depending on which species this is, it either preys on crickets or cockroaches.

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It was awesome to see in person. Bummed I wasn't able to get video :) Thank you for the comment, beaker98!

beaker98 4 years ago

Lovely wasp!

It was exciting to watch as it boldly moved around in that flashy color!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Very stylish.

Beauty !

California, USA

Lat: 33.33, Long: -117.10

Spotted on Aug 8, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014

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