18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Scolia ardens on Prairie Clover

On a hike in northern New Mexico, I came across a large clump of Dalea candida (prairie clover) with two, very large, very distinct wasps upon it. One of the wasps was a Tarantula Hawk Wasp - the state insect. The other wasp was a digger or blue winged wasp, pictured here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Abiquiu, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Emma Eckert