“I” think its a was[
December 28, 2009
“I” think its a was[
I apologize that this is the only photo that came out clearly. there was a better position, but it was too fuzzy for any detail. This one is feeding on a wild garlic head of flowers that is blooming here on a very cool day in north Florida. I’m sure you can just spit out the name – which will be fine with me. thank you. rd
Columbia Co., Florida near Lake City

Potter Wasp

Potter Wasp

Dear rd,
This is a species of Potter Wasp, Zethus spinipes.  According to BugGuide it is “Black, thorax has yellow marks. Narrow yellow band on abdominal segment 3. Wings brown to violet. Bizarre stalked abdomen typical of genus.

Thank you kindly for the information – I’ll note it in my book.  It didn’t quite freeze here last night – so much for the wearther folks (but not complaining except I had to get everything under their blankets).  The flower still blooms but the wasp is no longer resting there.  enjoy.  rd

Ed. Note:  September 22, 2012
We just received a correction on the species identification of this Potter Wasp.  We now believe it is
Eumenes fraternus.

Location: Florida

2 Responses to Potter Wasp: Eumenes fraternus

  1. dominikhofer says:

    I think this is Eumenes fraternus:
    Zethus has no white spots on the last body segment.

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