Ambush Bug and a Cuckoo Wasp
Phymaticae phymata & Chrysididae

ambush bug
When I first came upon this scene at Promontory Point, Utah it looked like the Cuckoo wasp had the
Ambush Bug, which I thought would be rather weird.
  © Carol Davis, 7-11-2010

ambush bug vs. cuckoo wasp
I turned this leaf sideways, upside down, right-side up and every which way but loose to get a picture that would
show who the victor was.  It turned out that the Ambush Bug, my favorite, had the Cuckoo Wasp and wasn't
relinquishing it despite the many ways I turned the leaf. 
© Carol Davis, 7-11-2010

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