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about 3.5 cm in length; "Named for its habit of hunting caterpillars to feed its young, the caterpillar hunting wasp (Delta dimidiatipenne) belongs to one of the largest orders of insects, the Hymenoptera, which includes the wasps, bees and ants. All of the insects in this group have compound eyes, two ocelli, biting mouthparts, and two pairs of membranous wings which are linked together during flight by tiny hooks." ~arkive
spotted in my desert garden, buzzing around all the butterflies on the caper bush
Explains why batches of caterpillars have gone missing overnight from my caper bush!
Spotted on Nov 5, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013