November 24, 2016 10:09 am
Dear Daniel Marlos:
Just happened upon your site and decided to let you know about my own minor efforts in entomology. I spend a good deal of my time (retired) in Morocco and one thing I do is take photos of all sorts of subjects, including plenty of ‘bug’ pictures – especially bees and butterflies. Many are as yet to be uploaded since I’m trying to learn the basics about taxonomy but, alas, it’s slow going!
… Thanks for any help or suggestions you might offer.
Signature: Jearld Moldenhauer
WE believe the hairy Hymenopteran is a Scarab Hunter Wasp in the family Scoliidae. Here is an image that looks similar that is posted to PicClick, but we can’t find any information on the species. Though the colors are quite different, the body morphology of this Scolia dubia posted to BugGuide looks similar to that of your individual. Your other wasp might be a Paper Wasp in the subfamily Polistinae.