Eight-spotted Scoliid

Trielis octomaculata

a scolii wasp, Trielis octomaculata, photo © by Michael Plagens

At a flower of Summer Poppy. Catalina State Park, Pima Co., Arizona. 30 July 2016.

Scoliidae -- a Wasp Family

Upon alighting on the freshly opened flowers of Summer Poppy (Kallstroemia) this wasp made several trips aound the stamens brushing against them as it went.

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