Ichneumon Wasp
Genus Arenetra


Arenetra Ichneumon Wasp in Utah
I couldn't  believe it when I saw this wasp moving sporadically across the ground, with
 occasional short bursts of flight, on Antelope
Island on a 35 degree day. It was
soooo cold.  © Carol Davis 3-5-2013


Early March wasp
Bugguide states that "adults occur in later winter through mid-spring or in mid to late
 fall."  I've learned that wasps are a hardy group. I even found a wasp on February 5 one
year but the weather was around 60 degrees (not 35 degrees!)  © Carol Davis 3-5-2013

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