Wasps: Thread-waisted Wasp

Photo of Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila procera)

For many, the word "wasp" triggers thoughts of stinging pain, but being up close with this Thread-waisted Wasp (perhaps Ammophila procera) only triggered amazement in me.  Prior to taking this photograph, I watched this wasp nectaring -- alongside butterflies and bumblebees --  on Lance-leaved American-aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum).  See Tuesday's post for another look at the flower.

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