Thread-Waisted Wasp

Subject: Bug id
Location: Virginia Beach VA
July 6, 2016 8:05 am
I am looking to identify this bug I have seen on my Threadleaf coreopsis. Can you help me figure out what this is and if he is a good bug? I am thinking some kind of thread waisted wasp.
Signature: Stacey Allin

Thread-Waisted Wasp
Thread-Waisted Wasp

Dear Stacey,
This is a Thread-Waisted Wasp in the family Sphecidae, but we are not able to provide you with a species identification.  Thread-Waisted Wasps are solitary wasps and they are not aggressive.  Adults take nectar, but females prey upon insects to feed to the young.  They are considered beneficial.

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