From the monthly archives: "July 2018"
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Bee Assassin and its prey.
Geographic location of the bug:  Costa Rica
Date: 06/30/2018
Time: 07:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I took this photo documenting a VERY bad day for a wasp on my farm.
How you want your letter signed:  Len Greene

Bee Assassin with Prey

Hi again Len,
Thanks for sending us your gorgeous image of a Bee Assassin with its prey.  We believe it is
Apiomeris vexillarius, a species already in our extensive archives.  It is an excellent addition to our Food Chain tag.  For some crazy reason, it has been over five months since our last addition to that tag.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Polistes flavus
Geographic location of the bug:  Tucson, Arizona
Date: 06/30/2018
Time: 4:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: P.S.
You might be interested in the attached photo of Polistes flavus “walking on water.”
Kathy is always rescuing waterlogged honeybees, but she photographed these wasps landing on the surface of the pool, taking a drink, then flying off over the house. ID has been confirmed by the folks on the Southwestern Arthropods Facebook page.
How you want your letter signed:  Julian P. Donahue

Paper Wasp: Polistes flavus

Thanks Julian, for sending your gorgeous image of a Paper Wasp.  BugGuide has no species specific information on it except to indicate its southwest range.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination