Subject: Scolid wasp?
Geographic location of the bug: New Jersey Allaire State park
Time: 02:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This is a scolid wasp I’m guessing?
How you want your letter signed: Cindy
This is indeed a Scarab Hunter Wasp in the family Scoliidae, and we believe, based on BugGuide images, that it is Campsomeris plumipes. According to BugGuide: “Scoliid wasps are parasitic upon larvae of soil-inhabiting scarab beetles.”