Flying unknown insect
Location: Delaware Co, Unon Township, Indiana Co Rd 1200 N and State RD 3
September 13, 2011 2:59 pm
Can you tell me the name of this iscect my Aunt has in her back yard about tw0 feet from her home and a little bit about it. The insect has a hole in the ground?
Ed Tharp
Signature: Ed Tharp

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Hi Ed,
This is a Great Golden Digger Wasp and it is our favorite wasp.  You need not worry about her hole.  She is a solitary Thread Waist Wasp, and she shuns her own kind unlike other “solitary” wasps like the Cicada Killer that nests in colonies despite having her own brood.  Great Golden Digger Wasps prey upon Katydids.
What state are you in anyway? We found a Delaware County in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania and we aren’t certain that Indiana Co Rd is in Indiana.

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