Male Potter Wasp  (three photos)
Ancistrocerus antilope
with mites


male potter wasp with
            mites
I didn't see the mites on this male Potter Wasp
when I took the picture. Those little brown
spots beneath the wings are the mites.
© Carol Davis, 7-8-2020, Guardsman Pass, UT

Ancistrocerus
            antilope wasp
He has mites on the left side, as well. The mites
called Kennethiella trisetosa are only found
on males of this species of Potter Wasp.
© Carol Davis 7-8-2020

male potter wasp in
            Utah
You can read more about this species of wasp and
its mites on Bugguide
(scroll down the page
for a detailed description). I can only say, it's a
strange but fascinating world out there if you'll
get out and study it. © Carol Davis 7-8-2020

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