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Mystery Wasp ambushes butterfly and cuts wings off in flight!?.
Observed: 18th June 2009 By: georgia
Added: 7th April 2010
Twice last summer i observed a Cabbage White butterfly being attacked in mid air by a small wasp. It flew round briefly with the wasp attached as the wasp chopped its wings off and then flew away with the body! This occurred in my back garden in 2 different places. Is this normal behaviour for a common wasp or a specialist? it was quite a brutal event to watch?