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_MG_0041 Blue Mud Wasp
16-JUL-2008

_MG_0041 Blue Mud Wasp

It's been identified on bugguide.net. I'm told that it is using an old organ pipe wasp nest (see picture in this gallery). I'm also told that they feed mainly on black widow spiders, but they sure do seem to enjoy the thyme flowers this one is snacking on.

Canon EOS 20D
1/500s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso200 full exif

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Mary Leek16-Jul-2008 20:12
This little guy looks like a blackhawk helicopter, black and scary. My husband and I once ventured too close to a military facility while out on a drive. Up over a hill right in front of us, rose this Blackhawk, with it's nose just sort of pointed down at us. A voice came over a loud speaker, instructing us to vacate the area immediately. Talk about scary. This is the look this little guy has! Ha.