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Wolf at Your Door

A beewolf, or crabronid wasp, on buckwheat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So there you are, a little sweat bee, foraging in the buckwheat. You sip some nectar, and suddenly, a flash of yellow. A wolf is at your door. It's a beewolf, a crabronid wasp from the genus Philanthus, as identified by Lynn Kimsey, director of...

A beewolf, or crabronid wasp, on buckwheat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A beewolf, or crabronid wasp, on buckwheat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A beewolf, or crabronid wasp, on buckwheat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beewolf maneuvering around the buckwheat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beewolf maneuvering around the buckwheat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beewolf maneuvering around the buckwheat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of beewolf head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of beewolf head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of beewolf head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beewolf lands on the same flower occupied by a hungry praying mantis. The wasp quickly left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beewolf lands on the same flower occupied by a hungry praying mantis. The wasp quickly left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beewolf lands on the same flower occupied by a hungry praying mantis. The wasp quickly left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM
 
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