Caterpillar Hunter Wasp Delta dimidatipenne

Caterpillar Hunter Wasp Delta dimidatipenne
Caterpillar Hunter Wasp Delta dimidatipenne
The Caterpillar Hunter Wasp is one of several with that common name due to the female's habit of stocking her nesting tube with paralyzed caterpillars as food for her larvae.
It is also called the Red Potter Wasp since it adds a mud lip to its nesting hole and seals it with mud. Delta dimidatipene is one of the largest caterpillar-hunting wasps at some 30mm length.
Caterpillar Hunter Delta dimidatipenne
Caterpillar Hunter Wasp
Caterpillar Hunter Wasp
Its range includes Northern Africa, including the Canary Islands, the Middle East and the Himalayas. The adults eat nectar from several different flowers.
Caterpillar Hunter Wasp
Caterpillar Hunter Wasp
Caterpillar Hunter Wasp
The blue-black, iridescent wing tips.