These little wasps were very busy digging tunnels in which to lay their eggs. The sharply pointed abdomen and back and red coloration are distinctive of wasps in this genus. These wasps sting and paralyze other insects (often grasshoppers) so they can drag them into their tunnels, seal them into a cell with a single egg, and have the prey serve as a live meal for their larva once the egg hatches. Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 7/15/18 in Missoula, MT.