its pooping on me not stinging me
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Eremnophila aureonotata - thread-waisted wasp sp.
Two beautiful Black Wasps in oregano blossoms, their wings would flash neon blue and purple in the light, with incredible detail. Beautiful insects.
The same predator-prey interaction involving a wasp and a stink bug as I saw at Cannon Hill Park.
San Diego County, California, US
The Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) are a cosmopolitan family of wasps that include digger wasps, mud daubers, and other familiar types that all fall under the category of thread-waisted wasps. Both of the traditional definitions of the Sphecidae (the conservative one, where all the sphecoid wasps other than ampulicids and heterogynaids were in a single large family, and the more refined one, where the seven large sphecid subfamilies were each elevated to family rank) have recently been...