Great Golden Digger Wasp

Subject:  Wasp/hornet identification Geographic location of the bug:  Tacoma, Washington Date: 07/31/2021 Time: 03:20 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  This little guy had been flying around my yard, he’s about an inch long, at least twice the length of the honey bees, he’s pictured on oregano flowers that may help with size. He … Read more

Common Blue Mud-Dauber Wasps

Subject:  Black Flying Insect Geographic location of the bug:  Upstate New York Date: 07/20/2021 Time: 06:56 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Helli, We have these insects around our deck for the first time this year. We have lived here for 30+ years. Are they wasps, hornets or something else? Thank you! How you … Read more

Yellow Legged Mud Dauber

Subject:  What’s this wasp Geographic location of the bug:  Kingston Ontario Canada Date: 07/06/2021 Time: 08:42 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Is this a wasp that is helpful? How you want your letter signed:  Hope Alberry Dear Hope, This is a Yellow Legged Mud Dauber or Black and Yellow Mud Dauber, Sceliphron caementarium, … Read more

Steel Blue Cricket Hunter

Subject:  What is this blue thin but large looking beetle Geographic location of the bug:  Santa Clarita CA Date: 09/03/2018 Time: 12:30 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Can you identify? About 3+ inches long and on the “slender” vs. full beetle shape How you want your letter signed:  Kat Dear Kat, This is … Read more

Steel Blue Cricket Hunter

Subject:  Hey Bugman Geographic location of the bug:  Arizona Date: 08/11/2018 Time: 09:22 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman: I’m filming in southern Arizona and came across this wasp (?) pouncing on a cricket. It had the most vibrant, cobalt blue coloring, almost metallic in its sheen. It was about 1.5” in length. So … Read more

Sand Digger Wasp from Corfu

Subject: Corfu burrowing bug Location: Central Corfu, Greece August 8, 2017 2:08 am Hi I wonder if you can help please? Today – Aug 8th – in Corfu Greece, we’ve seen this chap burrowing in the garden of our villa. He’s about 2cm long and is Black and Tan with external wings – not folded … Read more