Monday, May 30, 2022

May 30, 2022

I am a Florida Predatory Stink Bug
My friend the Large Four-spotted Scoliid Wasp said she'd give me a ride
My momma warned me that I never should trust them
But I don't.. huh.. that's funny... I don't feel my back side....

(Wasps like this sting their prey to paralyze them, then carry the prey back to their nest alive. When their eggs hatch, their larvae eat the still alive prey. This way, they have a fresh meal waiting for them when they hatch.)

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere


Photo and text © 2022 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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