Sphecidae - Chlorion aerarium
Size: Approximately 25 mm
Group Guild Status
Trogloxene Predator Rare
This species was found as a single dead individual in the Jackrabbit Room on November 27, 2009. This species is a cricket hunter, and may have been attracted to the songs of the field crickets (Gryllus multipulsator) in the Jackrabbit Shaft area. Since it is probable that the presence of this wasp was the result of its hunting for prey in the cave, we consider this occurrence of C. aerarium to be a trogloxene in the cave.
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