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Scoliid Wasp (Campsomeris pilipes)
Order Hymenoptera, Family Scoliidae)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Unidentified Wasp

This Scoliid Wasps (Campsomeris pilipes), also called a Scarab-hunter Wasps, was found in July in a wet canyon in southern Utah. Several of these wasps were feeding on a milkweed.

Females catch beetle larvae, especially those of scarab beetles, for thieir young. Adult Scoliid Wasps feed on flower nectar.

Taxonomy: Hymenoptera, Aculeata, Vespoidea, Scoliidae

For more information, see BugGuide.net.

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