Sand Wasp from Costa Rica

Subject:  Wasp from Costa Rica Geographic location of the bug:  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon Date: 02/17/2018 Time: 01:26 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I found this wasp in the beach. I think is a kind of digger wasp or mud dauber but I would like to know exactly name. How you … Read more

Sand Wasp

Subject: bug identification Location: Grand Junction, Co August 9, 2015 5:17 pm Just wanted to know the correct name of this bug. On the ground at Lands End, on the Grand Mesa, Grand Junction Colorado. During mid July, did not seem to be aggressive. Signature: Paul Huntington Dear Paul, This little beauty is a female … Read more

Bug of the Month August 2015: Three Wasps from Minnesota: Potter Wasp, Paper Wasp and Cicada Killer

Subject: Identify Wasps Location: South Central MN July 30, 2015 7:54 am Since 2013 I’ve been caring for a large rain garden on Faribault County, MN. The pollinators have been late to return, but now I have several of them and of large size, too. I took some photos yesterday and include three below, which … Read more

Yellow Eyed Wasp from South Africa

Subject: idenifying an insect Location: Kimberley, South Africa February 19, 2014 3:53 am We saw this bright yellow eyed fly in November near Kimberley, South Africa. Any idea what it is? Thanks Tjeerd de Wit Pretoria Signature: t de wit Hi Tjeerd, This looks more like a Sand Wasp than a Fly to us.  We … Read more


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