Thread-waisted Wasp

Ammophila ?

Thread-waisted Wasp, Sphecidae, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

At Maanzoni, Machakos, Kenya, 30 May 2017.

From Wikipedia:
Nesting is generally by digging an unbranched tunnel in sandy soil, but provisioning can be progressive, the mother bringing prey as the larva requires it, or mass provisioning, where each nest is provided with a single large prey item, or as many small prey items as should be required. Prey selection depends on the species available but mostly moth and sawfly caterpillars are chosen.

Sphecidae -- a Wasp Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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