Blue Spider Wasp  (two photos)
Genus Evagetes

Blue spider wasp
This was an absolutely gorgeous blue, and sometimes turquoise, wasp that was on a little
sunflower plant on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah.  © Carol Davis 9-27-2016

blue-green spider wasp
Although it looks like it's on a fried egg, it's actually on an open wound on a sunflower stem.
The way the sun played on the blue of this spider
was fascinating.  Bugguide recently identified
this as an Evagetes species and you can read more about them here.
© Carol Davis 9-27-2016

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