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Bembix, Sand Wasp

This Bembix was on a California Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum. They can be pollinators or predators of flies, and occasionally other small instects. This one was hunting for flies. Jumping from flower to flower looking for prey. This wasp is about an inch (2-3 cm) long and focused on finding a fly to bring back to the nest.
Sand Wasp, Bembix on a California Buckwheat. - grid24_12
Sand Wasp, Bembix on a California Buckwheat.
This is a large sand wasp - grid24_12
A Large Sand wasp
Bembix, Sand Wasp On California Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum - grid24_12
This particular Sand Wasp has a 'sandy' back.