05 October 2010

Digger Wasp

My early September trip to San Pedro yielded a number of interesting bird, insect, and mammal finds. This Digger Wasp (Scolia dubia) was one example of an insect that seemed to be common in San Pedro, but I've never noticed in my backyard.
Digger Wasp on Flower
Digger Wasp

The digger wasp, as one might expect, is known to burrow into soil, often near plants that it feeds on. It covers a wide range of the USA, with Arizona being about the western extent of the range.

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