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EENY-268: Larra Wasps, Larra analis Fabricius; Mole Cricket Hunters, Larra bicolor Fabricius (suggested common names) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)

Figure 12. Inflorescences of Spermacoce verticillata, a wildflower that provides a nectar source for adult Larra wasps, have tiny white flowers. One of the "common" names of this wildflower is shrubby false buttonweed. We prefer to call it southern Larra flower. We hope that a native species of Spermacoce in northern Florida can be developed as "northern Larraflower."

Credit: A. Sourakov, USDA