Subject: Is this a fly or a month?
Geographic location of the bug: Southbridge, MA
Time: 08:52 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello! This fascinating creature was sitting on the lockplate of my storm door for most of the day. Can you tell me what it is? Thank you! 🙂
How you want your letter signed: Sue Rosner
This is the fourth image we are posting of Tiger Bee Flies, Xenox tigrinus, submitted to our site in the last week and a half. It does not sting nor bite. According to BugGuide: “Larva is a parasitoid of Carpenter Bees, Xylocopa.”
Thanks so much! I do rent an apartment in a very old home in Southbridge, MA. The shed on the property is inundated with Carpenter Bees, so this makes total sense.