The great black wasp, Sphex pensylvanicus

After some guessing on the part of the commentariat and three visual hints, JasonC finally solved Monday’s psychedelic challenge. For that, I’ll award 5 points. I’ll also give Chris Grinter a point for being the first to guess the correct order, Hymenoptera.

Sphex pensylvanicus, the great black wasp, provisions their larvae with katydids. Adults are often seen hanging around meadow flowers, in this case goldenrod.