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Wild Florida Photo - Eumeninae boscii - Mason wasp

Eumeninae boscii var. boharti

Mason wasp

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Volusia Co. FL 05/30/20
Volusia Co. FL 05/30/20
Volusia Co. FL 05/30/20
Volusia Co. FL 05/30/20

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This subspecies of mason wasp is restricted to Florida. The subspecies boscii is found from north Florida into North Carolina. Other subspecies of Euodynerus boscii range from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas to Maryland.
These small wasps are 1cm (4/10 in.) or less and can often be seen feeding on palmetto flowers, as shown in the photos here. They prey on the caterpillars of various families of snout moths. Nesting is done in borings of wood with partitions and plugs made of firmly clumped sand.

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Eumeninae boscii is a member of the Vespidae - Yellowjackets, Hornets and some Wasps family.


For more information on this species, visit the following link:
BugGuide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Jun 04, 2020


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