A Biodiversity Garden - Nina Zitani
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Great Golden Digger Wasp on Virginia Mountain Mint

The great golden digger is a parasitoid sphecid wasp specializing on Orthoptera. Adults are pollinators. Shown feeding on the floral resources of Virginia mountain mint (wasp: Apoidea: Sphecidae: "Sphex ichneumoneus"; plant: Lamiaceae: "Pycnanthemum virginianum").

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