Potter Wasp

Subject:  Possible Cuckoo Leafcutter bee? Geographic location of the bug:  Galveston, Tx Date: 03/11/2019 Time: 03:45 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, I’m just now learning about native bees and am wondering if this bug that I took a picture of in October of 2018 could be a Slosson’s Sand-dwelling Cuckoo Leafcutter Bee. … Read more

Potter Wasp

Subject:  Wasp Geographic location of the bug:  Pittsburgh Date: 08/18/2018 Time: 07:47 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, I believe this is a thread waisted wasp, based on info I found on your site.  It has recently shown up in my garden! I’m sharing this photo and just wondering if that’s what it … Read more

Potter Wasp Nest from Argentina

Subject:  Mystery nest Geographic location of the bug:  Buenos Aires, Argentina Date: 01/12/2018 Time: 10:05 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Dear Mr Bugman, I come to ask you about the small nest that’s formed on my ficus tree. I live in the Southern Hemisphere and it’s summer right now. I suspect it’s some … Read more

Potter Wasp

Subject: Mystery wasp Location: Troy, VA September 5, 2016 1:01 pm I spotted this lovely wasp (I’m assuming it’s a wasp, but maybe it’s not) on goldenrod flowers by the side of a pond. It has a slight bluish sheen that doesn’t really show in the photos. I have done some searching but can’t really … Read more