Sand Wasps as Predators

1-DSCN5073 1-DSCN5075Hope Abrams noticed that the Sand Wasps on DeKorte Park's Teal Pool beach were bringing prey into their nesting holes — snacks for their larvae.

Hope thinks the prey in these photos may be some sort of shield bug. Any thoughts? 

(Thanks, Hope!)

4 thoughts on “Sand Wasps as Predators

  1. Jim Wright

    You would think from the photo that it is a Cicada Killar and prey, but the photo is deceiving. This is a sand wasp — way smaller than a Cicada Killer.


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