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Steel-blue Cricket Hunter

Chlorion aerarium

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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"

Notes:

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

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5 Comments

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

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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