Paper Wasp Nest

Subject:  Paper Wasps Geographic location of the bug:  Chesapeake, VA Date: 09/08/2021 Time: 10:01 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi Bugman! Some resourceful paper wasps have taken advantage of the gap in the screen of our daughter’s bedroom window.  She was initially afraid of them but we are using the nest as a … Read more

Carrot Wasp from the UK

Subject:  Weird flying bug Geographic location of the bug:  West Yorkshire UK Date: 06/23/2018 Time: 05:06 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi this was in my garden this sunny morning, any clue what it is? How you want your letter signed:  Sam Dear Sam, We found your parasitic Hymenopteran pictured on Nature Spot … Read more

Aulacid Wasp: Pristaulacus fasciatus

Subject: Butterwasp??!! Location: Southern NJ August 10, 2017 7:53 pm Strange black wasp with butterflylike wings found in New Jersey . Looks like it has a long ovipositor. Couldn’t find any similar photos –Help! Signature: Thanks-Donna Dear Donna, This is such a gorgeous wasp, that despite the difficulty, we were not going to give up … Read more

Possibly Carrot Wasp from Australia

Subject: What insect is this? Location: Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia April 20, 2014 6:04 am Hi there, I came across this insect by some flowers in Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia. I can’t say I’ve seen anything like it, so I thought I’d see if you know. Thanks. Signature: Chris Dear Chris, Of this we are … Read more

Carrot Wasp from England

Subject: Is this an Ichneumon? Location: Dorset, England June 30, 2013 12:16 pm Hi, I would be grateful to kniow if this is an Ichneumon? We pictured it in our garden yesterday afternoon in Dorset, England. The body was about 1 cm long, very delicate, plus the length of the probe. It was a very … Read more

Carrot Wasp

So sorry to send so many Location: Hawthorne, CA August 29, 2011 6:14 pm Hi, Here is one that is on a flower that I haven’t been able to identify. I do know that it’s tiny flowers go to seed much as a dandelion. Guess I should pull it up right away if I don’t … Read more