Cricket Killer Wasp (Liris argentatus) ♀
This small wasp was dragging a rather large cricket through rocks, dirt, and leaf litter (at a dense mixed forest edge) for several hours. I'm not sure where it was headed, but it was determined to take its prey with it.
Cricket killers spend the majority of their time hunting crickets. Hunting involves stinging, capturing, and transporting their prey to an underground nest (usually an abandoned rodent burrow). After being transported, the paralyzed cricket is injected with a single egg. When the larva hatches, it consumes the paralyzed cricket in order to further its development.
Not the same species (same genus), but these videos give you an idea of how the hunting works!
''Liris argentatus'' is a species of square-headed wasp in the family Crabronidae. It is found in the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and Oceania.