What kind of bug is this???
I came across your site and thought this is wonderful, I saw a big stinging type flying thing while taking pics with my new camera. Unfortunately I do not have a zoom lens, and these creatures are photo friendly! So I didn’t dare get too close. I will attach a few photos to get as much information as you can. Oh yes, they were specifically staying around the type of flower you see in picture, although there were many types available to them, they stayed in one spot. There were several of them around. Thank you so much! Hi again and sorry I neglected to identify where I am located. I am located in the North Shore of Massachusetts.
We just photographed a Great Golden Digger Wasp in our Los Angeles garden. This is a wide ranging species in North America.