it was angry after we bother the wasp
Feeding on Milk Weed
Watched this pair for about 5 minutes with the male aggressively courting and and attempting to couple with the female who was sitting on a recycling box edge. They eventually mated and the male left.
Followed me into the house. Captured, photographed and released outdoors. One of a dozen or so working very hard since the rains have created mud puddles.
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...