What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Hey there, Bugman!
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
April 28, 2013 1:49 am
I found this guy in a patch of wilderness in Bangalore, India. He was flying around, carrying little rocks to his little hole in the ground. I was wondering what bug this was? I was a little afraid to get too close, because I wasn’t sure if that was a stinger at the end of his body. I’m uploading two pictures, since only one of them properly shows his abdomen.
Signature: Meg

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Dear Meg,
We apologize for not having the time to hunt out the species for this wasp, but we are relatively certain it is a Thread-Waisted Wasp in the family Sphecidae.  This series from BugGuide would support our speculation.  Perhaps your female Sphecid Wasp is beginning to seal this nursery burrow.

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Thread-Waisted Wasp

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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