Sapygid Wasp   (three photos)
Krombeinopyga aculeata


black wasp
At first I thought this was just another black wasp
 in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands. It had thickened
antennae, which is a characteristic of this
species. Carol Davis, 6-23-2012


sapygid wasp
The pointed abdomen is what drew my attention
quickly to the fact that this
was something
new for me.  Carol Davis 6-23-2012


Krombeinopyga aculeata
  Female Sapygid wasps lay their eggs in the nests of
other
bees and the larvae consume the host larvae
 and all the food.
Carol Davis 6-23-2012


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