Ant Looking Fly
Location: Houston, TX
July 30, 2010 3:13 pm
I caught this fly in my house. I’ve noticed a couple within the last week. Can you identify the fly? The ’odd’ behavior is the antenna’s and abdomen are constantly moving
Location: Houston, TX; Season: summer
Dear Curious George,
This Ensign Wasp gets its name from the way it carries its abdomen aloft and waves it about. Ensign Wasps are parasitic on the ootheca or egg cases of Cockroaches. We have been getting regular requests to identify Ensign Wasps so it appears their numbers are increasing, which is bad news for cockroaches.