Welcome back to our insect series! Today we have the “Thread-waisted wasp, Ammophila species.” These are a solitary wasp that nest in the ground. They are about an inch (2.5cm) long and their waist is truly thin! Mostly they will eat nectar but their young need a caterpillar to feed on so the adult will kill a caterpillar and stick it in the nest for the young to feed on. They seem to be quite a friendly wasp though. They like the warmest part of summer to fly around. Have a great day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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