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Blue-winged Wasp

Scolia dubia

Description:

The head, thorax, and first two abdominal segments are black, while the remainder of the abdomen is red with two bright yellow spots on the third abdominal segment.

Habitat:

Much of the US except the northwest. Adults take nectar and may also feed on juices from beetle prey. Larvae are parasites of scarab beetles, mainly June and Japanese beetles.

Notes:

Thanks Paul Davis for the ID

1 species ID suggestions

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 4 years ago
Scoliid Wasp
Scolia dubia

2 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks :)

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.59, Long: -73.41

Spotted on Sep 20, 2014
Submitted on Sep 26, 2014

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