Keyhole Wasp Nesting

Subject:  Mason Was planning – I think! Geographic location of the bug:  SE Louisiana Date: 07/29/2018 Time: 09:47 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Found two of these tiny wasp-looking creatures leaving their baby creatures in tiny perfectly round holes in my shed wall. Got a photo of one but the other flew off … Read more


Subject:  bee or wasp Geographic location of the bug:  Baltimore Ontario Date: 09/18/2017 Time: 10:11 PM EDT I found this little guy walking back and forth on a milkweed plant. I did not realize (until I reviewed my photos) that one of his wings is damaged. I feel sorry for the little guy. I don’t … Read more

Weevil Wasp

Subject: Wasp ID and damage? Location: North East NJ September 4, 2016 9:49 pm Hi Bugman, love the site, always informative and always entertaining. I cam across this wasp today. At first I thought perhaps it was a sand wasp and the protrusion on its face would help it dig, but the more I did … Read more

Square Headed Wasp preys upon Drone Fly

Subject: Predation Location: Andover, NJ July 28, 2016 8:16 am I was lurking around my butterfly garden this morning and happened to see this small wasp (Eumenine maybe?) subduing a large syrphid. Amazingly, the wasp took off with her prize with seemingly little effort! Signature: Deborah Bifulco Good Mornind Deborah, What an amazing image.  This … Read more