Tag Archive: wasps

Thread waisted Wasp

The Thread-waisted Wasp ( Ammophila ferrugineipes ) is about 19-28mm in length with a very long waist which is at least twice as long as the rest of it abdomen. According to Wikipedia, its body design resembles a Sikorsky Skycrane helicopter. This species of wasp prefers hairless caterpillars to feed its larva. It stings its prey to paralyze it, so the food stays fresh but unable crawl away.

Thread Waisted Wasp