All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Sometimes truth <u>is</u> stranger than fiction, some insects look like something from a B horror movie! I found this wild-looking <strong>Gasteruption wasp</strong> sipping nectar from these New Jersey Tea flowers. Fortunately, female wasps of this ge...
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, some insects look like something from a B horror movie! I found this wild-looking Gasteruption wasp sipping nectar from these New Jersey Tea flowers. Fortunately, female wasps of this genus do not sting, their extremely long ovipositor is used to locate and deposit eggs into solitary bee and wasp larvae nesting in underground cells or plant stems. The adults eat plant nectar.

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