Didn’t know what to post today, so I decided to dig up the Florida leucospid wasp from the archive to piggyback on yesterday’s post. I thought I had a better shot than this, but apparently not. This shot does show the spikes on the enlarged hind femur. No ovipositor evident along the backside, so we’re likely looking at a male. I’m not really sure what distinguishes the subspecies Leucospis affinis floridana, but the records on BugGuide.net appear to be all (or mostly all) red and black wasps. And then there’s the whole “Florida” thing.
4 thoughts on “Leucospid Wasp, Florida Version”
As with the great majority of your photos, I love sharpness and detail in this.
Thanks, David, great to hear. That abundance of hidden detail is what I’m going for!
Good to see a red and black species.
Striking species with the coloration and those big, spiky hind legs, too.