Subject: Looks like large bee or wasp
Geographic location of the bug: Windsor. Nsw. Australia
Time: 03:30 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi. Just saw this huge bee or wasp. Never seen this bug before. Should i report it?
How you want your letter signed: Thanks Kim
We recognized your Wasp as a member of the family Scoliidae, and we quickly identified it as a Hairy Flower Wasp thanks to images on Backyard Buddies where it states: “Hairy Flower Wasps are great for your garden. After mating, the female digs into the soil and finds a grub or beetle. She paralyses it temporarily and lays her egg in it. As the larva grows, it uses the host as food. Because of this, Hairy Flower Wasps and their larvae will help your garden by keeping your grub and beetle numbers down.” According to Esperance Fauna: “They are solitary insects without a nest, as the female lays a single egg on a paralysed and insensitised (stung) scarab beetle larvae, leaving it to hatch and consume the host. Because these wasps have no nest to protect and fortunately for people are not aggressive and will only sting if physically interfered with.”