Horse Guard Wasp

Stictia carolina

Summary 2

The horse guard wasp, Stictia carolina, is a type of sand wasp (Bembicini) from the eastern United States which preys primarily upon horse-flies (Tabanidae). It is a large, colorful, fast-flying wasp, one of 28 species in the genus Stictia (which occur throughout North and South America), all of which have similar biology.

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  1. (c) Gordon C. Snelling, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/43558725
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stictia_carolina

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