Great golden digger wasp
This digger wasp is preparing a home for her eggs. She is digging an almost vertical hole in gravel, along which she makes burrows, one for each egg. She will sting an insect (cricket, katydid, or such) to paralyze it, move it to the burrow and lay an egg in it. The prey stays alive so that when the egg hatches it will have fresh meat.
Digging a hole for her nest
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