From Charly: Another capture during my picture hunt. A parasitic wasp from the family Sphecidae. She was frantically running and flying around in complicated curves and it took me awhile until I realized what she is doing – she was digging her nest and memorizing its surroundings so she can find it. I got lucky a few times to get her somewhat into focus before she buzzed off probably to eat something to get strength for further digging.  Rare shots, click for full size!

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  1. busterggi says

    Big fan of carpenter bees -- they’re comparatively huge and utterly harmlessw as far as I can tell. Its always fascinating to watch insects searching for & finding their homes.

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