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18 July 2021
Who decapitated the wasp?
The discussion thread at the via offers the possibility of a dragonfly - "they like spin them around and use pressure until the wasp's head pops off. Seen it myself after watching a wasp and dragonfly battle for a couple minutes.
I would have guessed a mantis, but since this specimen was found atop a patio table, perhaps the dragonfly is the more likely culprit. A National Geographic post lists other animals that decapitate victims. Here's more info re dragonflies.