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 Sphecid wasp (Podalonia valida)




Sphecid wasp | Podalonia valida photo
Sphecid wasp (Podalonia valida) adult with cutworm prey

Photograph by Howard Ensign Evans, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Sphecid wasp | Podalonia valida photo
Larva of the sphecid wasp (Podalonia valida) on its prey, a saltmarsh caterpillar (Estigmene acrea)

Photograph by Howard Ensign Evans, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Sphecid wasp | Podalonia valida photo
Larva of the sphecid wasp (Podalonia valida) consuming its prey, a saltmarsh caterpillar (Estigmene acrea)

Photograph by Howard Ensign Evans, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

SPHECID WASP FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Sphecidae
Genus:Podalonia
Species:valida
Common Name:Sphecid wasp