Posing in the marigold
My first encounter with this particular wasp was about a week ago, since then I have found many! They like to hunt in my marigold flowers and various herbs.
They can be seen using their long antenna to hunt for caterpillars and aphids. I have found these particular wasps quite easy to get close to, they don't mind me holding onto a leaf or flower to steady my camera and seem almost pleased to be photographed.
A lovely little wasp and ever so friendly, even find them walking onto my hand on a few occasions.
The yellow background is a marigold flower that this little one was found resting in.
Taken with MPe-65mm macro lens. 2 shot stack to get both eyes and mouth in focus.
Magnifications @ 5x