Subject: Lots of these hovering in yard with sandy soil about 20 feet from our pond
Geographic location of the bug: Chesapeake, VA
Time: 03:43 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: These act like Scoliid wasps, but don’t look like them. What are they?
How you want your letter signed: Ruth
The family Scoliidae contains several species of Flower Wasps or Scarab Hunters that resemble your individual. The long antennae leads us to believe this individual is a male, and it looks like it might be Dielis plumipes which is pictured on BugGuide.