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Can you help us identify this bug? As you can see, it was digging a hole in our flowerbed. The soil is loose and sandy. Is it going to lay eggs in the hole. There are two other holes nearby. What’s the best way to get rid of it? Many thanks,
Melissa Gough

Hi Melissa,
This is a Great Golden Digger Wasp and we cannot understand why you would want to get rid of it. It is a non-aggressive solitary wasp that will sting crickets and katydids that eat your plants. The female wasp then drags the paralyzed Orthopteran to her underground nursery and lays an egg on it.

Thanks so much for your reply. If it’s non-aggressive, we won’t kill it then. Great website. Here’s a better picture if you want to post it.

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