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Black Wasp on Shiso Leaf

This scary guy (girl?) is a great black wasp (sphex pensylvanicus). It lives across most of North America and grows to a size of 20–35 mm (0.8–1.4 in). The larvae feed on living insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, katydids and cicadas.

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