Subject: Scarab Hunter Wasp?
Location: Orlando Florida
April 2, 2017 8:41 pm
Not sure of the ID on this one. It almost looked to be gathering pollen which I know wasps don’t do. Has three yellow dots on thorax. Photographed on a purslane flower.
We agree that this is a Scarab Hunter Wasp in the family Scoliidae. We believe that based on the resemblance of BugGuide images of Campsomeris trifasciata to your individual, and by its range which includes Florida, that we have a proper identification. We would not rule out that it might be Campsomeris plumipes, which is also represented on BugGuide.