broad-winged tree cricket
Oecanthus latipennis


Nest of Isodontia auripes, a grass-carrying sphecid wasp that often stocks its nest with paralyzed tree crickets. This nest, stocked with at least a dozen Oecanthus latipennis, was found on the upper surface of a porch rail, beneath a door mat that had been draped over the rail for some time. Franklin County, Missouri.

Photograph by James C. Trager, Shaw Nature Reserve, used by permission.

For more on Isodontia auripes see http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/sphecidwasps/Isoauripes.html.