Sand-loving Wasp – Tachytes sp.

Sand-Loving Wasp – Tachytes sp.
Order Hymenoptera – Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies
Bees & Wasps Index | Parasitica | Aculeata | Symphyta / Family Crabronidae

Live adult wasp photographed a DuPage County Illinois. Size: 15mm

Sand-loving Wasp - Tachytes sp.

There are 34 species in the genus in North America. Adults commonly found nectaring at flowers. These wasps are extremely fast and agile fliers; it is difficult to follow them let alone get a good shot.
Sand-loving Wasp - Tachytes sp.

Order Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, & Ants

Hymenoptera (Latin for membrane wing) is a vast assemblage of insects second only to Coleoptera (beetles) in the number of described species. Hymenoptera number some 115,000 species – of which 18,000 live in North America. Hymenopterans inhabit a wide variety of habitats, and show an incredible diversity in size, behavior, structure and color.
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