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 is.
How you want your letter signed:  Urban garden gal

Potter Wasp

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.

Photo of author


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