Subject: Wasp/hornet identification
Geographic location of the bug: Tacoma, Washington
Time: 03:20 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This little guy had been flying around my yard, he’s about an inch long, at least twice the length of the honey bees, he’s pictured on oregano flowers that may help with size. He is long and thin, he seems to be alone.
How you want your letter signed: Christine Payne
This is a Great Golden Digger Wasp, a solitary wasp that preys upon Katydids to feed its brood. Great Golden Digger Wasps are found throughout the continental United States and they are not aggressive.