For making more wasps apparently. Actually this was evening so not quite dark yet.
Thread-waisted Wasps-Ammophila sp. These two were flying all over the boneset patch in tandem.
Here you get a good look at just how “thread-waisted” these wasps are. I have married friends who describe themselves as “attached at the hip”. These two, well I don’t think I need to say more.
When I first saw them I thought it was just one huge wasp. I had been seeing a rather large one and thought this was a similar species until I reviewed my first shot and saw the two heads. I have seen other insects stay in their mating attachment before, damselflies and dragonflies in particular, but this seemed different.