Single individual observed hunting primarily in branches of sweetgum tree. What I find interesting about this species at this location is that it prefers by and large to hunt in higher areas, rather than lower to the ground, like many of the other wasps here. 90F, sunny, humid.
Was too far away to get a good picture.
Appeared to be feeding on peppervine blooms.
Selva baja caducifolia
cruising near farm machinery
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This is a terrible photograph for identification purposes, but I'm fairly confident of the identification based on my own viewing. Single individual observe flying through location and landing on leaves of Chinese Pistache tree. 84F, sunny, humid.
Sceliphron is a genus of Hymenoptera of the Sphecidae family of wasps, commonly referred to as mud daubers. They are solitary and build nests made of mud. Nests are frequently constructed in shaded niches, often just inside of windows or vent openings, and it may take a female only a day to construct a cell requiring dozens of trips carrying mud. Females will add new cells one by one to the nest after each cell is...