Possible Scollid Wasp
Location: Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, TX
October 7, 2010 7:10 am
I’m thought at first that this was Scolia bicinta, but it has 3 bands rather than 2. There were several on these white flowers, along with lots of S. dubia. Can you tell me what it is?
Signature: H. Glen Kilgore
Dear H. Glen,
WE agree with your identification. Your specimen perfectly matches an image posted to BugGuide of Scolia bicincta. Scoliid Wasps are commonly called Flower Wasps and the females prey upon the grubs of June Beetles which are parasitized by the larval wasps.