While out for a drive…
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Black Widow Killer or Cricket Hunter?

cricket hunter or black widow killer?

cricket hunter or black widow killer?

An exceptionally beautiful wasp with it’s iridescent blues; I couldn’t determine if it was the Blue-green Cricket Hunter or the Blue Mud Dauber. Each has an uniquely interesting behavior. As the name implies the former collects crickets; she anesthetizes them, keeping them alive while storing them as a food supply for her young.  ( I think that I’ve seen a few sci-fi flicks that were inspired by her.)
The latter is the Blue Mud Dauber which specializes in killing Black Widow spiders. I wish her many successful hunts.

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