I was sitting outside watching a
White Peacock butterfly
l'd seen sipping nectar from one of these white ball-like wildflower
weeds, and waiting for it to land on another while I had my camera
ready, when this odd black and red bug showed up for a sip of nectar
too. Since I was practicing with my new camera, I took pictures of it
as well. Now I'm glad I did (even though they're fuzzy... sorry, I'll keep
an eye out for another one to photograph) because I just found out that
it's a Larra Wasp, and that Larra Wasps are very very bad news for
, which all of us know are
bad news for our lawns.
I was looking up Spermacoce
to see if this plant was really that when I found my
previously unidentified (by me) wasp on this
UF/IFAS Okeechobee County Extension Service article
. Thank you Dan!
Now I like this plant even more!
For the time being, this is all I have on this bug, but you can read the
rest of my story about them on my Spermacoce
page (that's the white wildflower the Larra Wasps in
these photos are on.)