Subject: Cicada wasp?
Geographic location of the bug: Hoquiam Washington
Time: 10:22 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This wasp like insect was on my chair. In the forest of Hoquiam Washington. July 19, 2019.
I did not see a stinger, it moved slowly, did not try to fly away. it was approx 1.5 inches long.
How you want your letter signed: Veronica
Thank you Daniel. We dont have Elm trees here though!
Hi again Veronica,
According to BugGuide: “hosts include elm (Ulmus), maple (Acer), birch (Betula), willow (Salix), and basswood (Tilia); adults girdle bark on twigs.” Additionally, lists of host plants are often incomplete and many species adapt to different host plants due to garden cultivation and species range expansion.