Prionyx thomae. A wasp that is a left-handed…

Prionyx thomae

A wasp that is a left-handed cousin of bees. 

This is a common one, found throughout North and South America. This grasshopper hunting wasp was found on the military base of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Kamren Jefferson took this shot. In looking closely I can see some doubling of the some of the hairs near the anterior end of the thorax. Not something we would tolerate now, but something that most people would miss, so this lovely shot stays !