Geographic location of the bug: Pittsburgh
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 is.
How you want your letter signed: Urban garden gal
Dear Urban garden gal,
This is actually a Potter Wasp in the genus Eumenes, and not a Thread-Waisted Wasp as this BugGuide image illustrates. If you hunt carefully in your garden, paying attention to bare twigs, you might locate the pot-shaped nest of the Potter Wasp.