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Dont know what it is! Mutant Fly/Wasp?
July 14, 2010
This is the second time I have found one of these bugs in my Tampa, Florida home. Ive did many searches online and can’t seem to find any information leading to what it might be. Its black, has wings, 6 legs, antennas and looks like a fly but has a weird butt. These are the only pictures I could find online and its considered unidentified. I didnt get close enough to know if it bites or not.
Tina
Tampa Florida

Ensign Wasp

Dear Tina,
With its black coloration, cricket-like back legs, and oval abdomen connected to the body by a narrow petiole and held aloft like a waving flag, the Ensign Wasp is an unforgettable creature.  Ensign Wasps parasitize the ootheca or egg cases of cockroaches, so they are natural exterminators.

Ensign Wasp

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3 Responses to Ensign Wasp

  1. kevin says:

    Do they sting

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