Subject: What is this beautiful guy?
Location: Columbus, OH
July 3, 2013 8:44 pm
Saw him on our burning bush out front. Didn’t want to get too close. Guessing a solitary wasp/fly of some kind? Thanks for any help!
Signature: Thanks, Nick
The Mydas Fly, Mydas clavatus, that you submitted is a very effective wasp mimic, but we are not entirely certain of the connectivity of this species to other orders in the Complex Web of Life.