Perhaps a Saw Fly
Location: North Middle Tennessee
July 26, 2010 6:08 am
This fellow came by for a short visit about a week ago. While its overall appearance looks to me like a ”saw fly” I can’t find a matching image here or on bug guide. That makes me wonder if I am looking in the right place and maybe it isn’t a saw fly after all. Thanks for all you do and have a wonderful day.
P.S. Sorry to read about your hand, I hope it wasn’t a spider bite and is all okay now.
You have photographed a Giant Resin Bee, Megachile sculpturalis, a non-native species. According to BugGuide: “Recently introduced from Asia. To make things worse it turns out to be a good pollinator of another introduced invasive: kudzu.” We are taking antibiotics and soaking the hand in warm water with dissolved Epson Salts, and things are improving. Thanks for your concern.