This was a very tiny wasp and I'd never seen one like it
before. I guess they're not that common.
I had a heck of a time photographing it in my yard in Taylorsville,
UT but I finally got two bad shots
of it before it took off. © Carol Davis, 7-25-2010
It had a very funny-shaped abdomen - not like an abdomen you
would normally see on a wasp.
Usually the back end tapers off but this one got larger and more
rounded. Wasp larva in the
Leucospidae family are parasites of other bees and wasps.
Eric Eaton has a good article on
Carol Davis, 7-25-2010
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