Apoid Wasp   (two photos)
Genus Astata

astana apoid wasp
Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City has some beautiful wasps and bees. According to
 Eric Grissell's 
book "Bees, Ants and Wasps", "Species of the genus Astata primarily hunt
adult and nymphal stink bugs." © Carol Davis 9-1-2010

Bugguide reports that they nest in burrows in the soil with each burrow having several
 chambers. You can read more about them on Bugguide.
© Carol Davis 9-1-2010

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