Mason Wasp  (five photos)
Euodynerus hidalgo viereckii


mason wasp
This is the first Euodynerus hidalgo viereckii species to visit my yard (and be
 photographed) in Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah
. Carol Davis 6-21-2018

Euodynerus hidalgo
They are a very beautiful wasp but the only other place I've
seen them is Antelope Island. Carol Davis 6-21-2018


Euodynerus hidalgo
        viereckii face
They have cool markings on their face. Carol Davis 6-21-2018

potter wasp Euodynerus hidalgo viereckii
When I saw the abdomen on this wasp on Antelope Island, I knew instantly that it was a new species
of Potter or Mason Wasp for me.  My blood races when I'm trying to get a photo of a new species before it
flies off to parts unknown, never to be seen again. 
I did finally get a couple of shots. I'm sure the wasp was
thinking, "Is this a crazy woman circling around me, and is she dangerous?" Carol Davis 6-23-2013

potter wasp
Potter and Mason Wasps, to me, are some of the most fascinating of all the wasps. They are gorgeous and each
one has its own little story of breeding and nesting (with clay).  They are also very gentle and I have never
even been charged by one while I'm following them around. 
Here's a link from The Canadian Journal
of Arthropod Identification describing Euodynerus hidalgo
(viereckii is the subspecies in the
Western US)
.
  Bug Eric also has a nice article on them.Carol Davis 6-23-2013

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