Several weeks ago, I walked the River Trail at Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Oregon. While there, I photographed a few things that looked good and something that was new.
I came across the following wasps on what could be American Wintercress having a great time pollen hunting. As I looked at the critters, I realized there was some beauty in them…bluish wings and brown, hairy bodies, were something I didn’t remember seeing before.
So I shot them.
It took me quite sometime to identify these wasps, but I do believe they are Scoliid wasps, possibly Scolia nobilitata.
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