Wasp (four photos)
This species of wasp preys on syrphid fly larvae.
© Carol Davis, 6-5-2010
I found this one in my yard on a rose with many
aphids. © Carol Davis 6-5-2010
Where you find aphids you will find syrphid fly larvae
that feed on aphids.
These wasps lay their eggs in the syrphid fly larvae
or eggs, which is
probably what the wasp is doing in this photo. You can read
it Diplazontinae wasps on Wikipedia.
Below is a picture of
a syrphid fly larva. © Carol Davis 6-5-2010
Small Syrphid Fly larva on my rose bush in
Taylorsville, UT © Carol Davis 5-22-2012
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