Meet Wilma Wasp, a Toltec Scoliid (Dielis tolteca) that is native to the southwest. I normally only see the butts of Toltec Scoliids sticking out of the trumpet-shaped flowers of the Chitalpa tree. However, this afternoon, Wilma Wasp was really working the Shasta Daisies totally ignoring my phone camera just inches away from her.
40 thoughts on “She’s A Big One”
How interesting Tim. Is she a stinging wasp? Great photographs of her. She is big. Nice flowers also. I couldn’t see a stinger on her. Have a great evening my friend. Hugs Joni
She has a stinger as you saw. But they are not aggressive. Thanks, Joni.
Thanks Tim. ❤️
Wilma is a beauty!
She is. Thanks, Heidi.
Willa was wanting to beat the kitties in the modelling stakes.
She doing a pretty good job of it. Thanks, Shey.
Wilma, you do look mean but gorgeous! Glad you’re not aggressive! 😉
Amazing shots, Tim!
She’s too preocupied with the flowers to be mean. Thanks, Marina.
That’s good!!! 😉
How lucky she’s not aggresive.
Beautiful photos. Happy Father’s Day 🌸
My pleasure. Have a beautiful day. Purrs and hugs to everyone.
Great shots with your phone! The second one of her going airborne is a real eye catcher!
Thanks, Maj and Sher.
She’s very pretty and I’m happy to know she’s not a stinger. She was working very hard, that’s for sure.
Wilma is a beautiful wasp, Tim, and an obliging photographic subject!
She was very cooperative. Thanks, Lavinia.
Holy cow! Thought our hornets and bumbles were bad enough – you can keep those down there .. aggressive or not.
She’s sweet and beautiful. Thanks, Brian.
WOW!!! Amazing micro photos. Do you have a new lens? Truly remarkable, alive with colour and life.
I got a new iPhone instead of a new lens for wide-angle and super-wide-angle shots. The iPhone is pretty decent at macro, also. Thanks, Rebecca.
She is a big girl! Good to hear she isn’t aggressive ..
Now THAT is a wasp! My goodness Wilma is huge (and by huge, I don’t mean fat, Wilma, don’t you worry) Fabulous captures and good to know, not aggressive…
Thanks, Dale. Good recovery there. Wilma appreciates that.
To my knowledge, I’ve not heard of anything named after the Toltec civilization/region until now. Beautiful creature
We have the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad in Northern New Mexico. In Albuquerque there are many things named Toltec: lighting, brewery, restaurant, industrial services, etc. Thanks, Dawn.
Fantastic photos, Tim!
Those details are exquisite and almost frightening, at least on a computer screen! I’m happy you can coexist.
Wilma simply ignores the paparazzo. I think she looks more intimidating on the screen than en vivo. Thanks, Mary Jo.
Beautiful. I feel lucky if I can catch a flying insect. Well done
Thanks, appletjle. Catching insects in flight is really hard, but this Big One was a bit slower than most, so she wasn’t as difficult to get in flight.