same bug, white background
Hi Bugman. My bug friend, or one of its friends, has returned. This photo shows the bug against a white background, so maybe that will help. Thank you again.

Hi Jackie,
First, we cannot locate your original letter, so we don’t know what other information you provided. This is an American Pelecinid, a relative of wasps and hornets that does not sting. Your specimen is a female. She thrusts her long abdomen into the ground to lay eggs on May Beetles and other scarabs. This is the only member of the family in North America.

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