Square-headed Wasp
Tribe Larrini
Subtribe Gastrosericina

Gastrosericina wasp
The experts on Bugguide were stumped on this little wasp I found on Antelope Island. They finally placed it in the
Gastrosericina
tribe of Square-headed Wasps, even though there is still some doubt.  I only got this one shot of the
little thing and then it flew off. I think it was hunting
insects in the sand (not far from the lake).  You can find many
predators, including Robber Flies, just laying in the sand on the Island awaiting a nice juicy insect to either feed
on or take to the nest.  © Carol Davis 8-10-2013

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