Thread-waisted Wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Chlorion aerarium

General: Thread-waisted Wasps (Family Sphecidae) are solitary wasps recognized by their thin waist. All are predatory, catching and paralyzing prey items that they place in a burrow or mud nest and upon which they lay their eggs.

Chlorion aerarium

This metallic blue wasp (Chlorion aerarium) hunts crickets.

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium) Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)
Solitary Wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) Common Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila spp.)
Solitary Wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) Common Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila spp.)
Solitary Wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) Thread-waisted Wasp (Sphecidae)
Solitary Wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) Thread-waisted Wasp (Sphecidae)
Sphecidae Unidentified Sphecid Wasp with caterpillar

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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