Subject: Dangerous bug or not?
Location: Rhode Island
July 17, 2013 3:24 pm
I have this insect that looks like a type of wasp that has been hanging around my daughter’s swing set. We built a wooden frame and placed wood chips/mulch in it for the swing set area. The insect wasn’t aggressive and it let me take some close up pictures with my cell phone. I just want to make sure it is safe since it is spending a large amount of time around her swing set. I tried googling images and didn’t realize there are SO many types of wasps. Could you please help?
Though it effectively mimics a stinging wasp, this is actually a harmless Mydas Fly.