Geographic location of the bug: Oregon
Time: 08:42 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I have a large wasp like flying creature with a black tip bottom and mostly orange. They hang around my flowering plants. About 15-20 mm. Long antenna. Very scary. Never seen before.
How you want your letter signed: Deb
This is a Great Golden Digger Wasp. They are not aggressive and they hunt Katydids, not to eat, but to provision the nest for the young. Adult Great Golden Digger Wasps are vegan pollinators.