Spider Wasp
Family Pompilidae

blue and
        black spider wasp
This very small spider wasp landed while I was trying to take a picture of some tiny Syrphid Flies in
Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Spider wasps are sleek, beautiful and fast and provision
their nest with spiders for their hatching young to feed on. You may not have known that
something in the insect world could scare a spider! © Carol Davis, 9-19-2011


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