Insect and Bug ID forum: I think it's a wasp but what is it doing, or what is wrong with it?

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 11, 2017 3:38 PM CST
This was spotted today, mid-day. What was going on? What is the green thing in the wasp's mouth? TIA!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 11, 2017 3:49 PM CST
Bubblegum? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 11, 2017 3:54 PM CST
We have something, if all else fails! And it's funny! LOL!!!
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jun 11, 2017 4:41 PM CST
My husband thought I was nuts, and he says maybe it's an egg. Apparently sometimes they move and carry their eggs to the new place. I hope someone who actually knows about insects will come by.
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sooby
Jun 11, 2017 5:00 PM CST
I was going to say a. Bubblegum but Karen beat me to it Hilarious! or b: it's eating what's left of a green caterpillar as in this picture

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 11, 2017 6:37 PM CST
I'll bet it was the remains of a caterpillar! Thanks, Sue.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 12, 2017 7:52 AM CST
Awesome! Thanks so much for the effort & replies, and link to doppelganger of the pic I took! That's what I suspected but didn't want to plant any mental seeds in any direction and wasn't sure if one of these can actually eat a caterpillar. Fascinating! I hope he's hungry and finds another to munch from my yard today, and has lots of hungry friends. From the color, I'm going to assume it was a cabbage moth caterpillar and cheer for the wasp. ;)
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jun 12, 2017 8:10 AM CST
It is nice when we get help with the bad guys!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
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purpleinopp
Jun 12, 2017 8:17 AM CST
No doubt. I trust mother nature much more than me. I don't get involved in critters outside beyond manual measures, if absolutely necessary. Like an armyworm munching the buds of a succulent that's about to bloom for the 1st time since I got it years ago. I don't even know what all of the living things are out there, it would be silly to think I could "manage" them.
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