And now the other one:

Following up yesterday’s Common Aerial Yellowjacket, here’s a more common-around-here Bald-faced Hornet devouring a skipper.

Everything but the wings. The big mandibles of the Dolichovespula can scrape up the wood fibers they use to build their paper nests, and then dismember prey lickety-split.

I see Bald-faced Hornets hunting all the time, but this is the first time I’ve seen one dispatching prey.

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