Sapygid Wasp   (three photos)
Krombeinopyga aculeata


black wasp
I thought this was just another black wasp in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands.  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
According the Wikipedia, the female Sapygid Wasp lays its eggs in the nest of other
bees and the larvae consume the host larvae and all the food. It's name "Krombeinopyga"
is a German name referring to its thickened antennae.  Carol Davis 6-23-2012


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