Subject: New Bug
Location: South Florida, USA
July 22, 2017 1:53 pm
I live in Miami Florida and have lived in my current house for six years. In the last two months I have started to see this type of bug dead around my house. Probably about ten of them in various places dead on the floor. Yesterday I saw what I thought was a dead one and when I went to push it aside to pick up later it started running around very quickly, not flying. Upon closer look it has wings which I was very surprised about. I haven’t seen it fly, just dead ones and this one running. It is summer here and I do not have pets. What is it please, thank you!
This is a beneficial Ensign Wasp. They are parasitoids that lay eggs on the ootheca or egg cases of Cockroaches, helping to control Cockroach populations. If you are finding them dead, we suspect some pesticide is being used in your home to control unwanted insect populations.