greg mosser wrote:looks a bit like a pompilid wasp. If you see them doing a rhythmic flicking of the wings while walking on things, that's a good sign it's a pompilid. interestingly, pompilids are frequently spider-hunters, so they may be eating members of the garden patrol that you'd like to keep around...still, cool wasps that are to my knowledge never aggressive toward people.
Steve Thorn wrote:Wasps have recently become one of my favorite insects, they're so helpful and amazing!
The majority of wasps that I've seen lately seem to be the solitary and generally non aggressive kind also. I used to be a little nervous whenever I saw wasps, now I get excited and curious!
John F Dean wrote:Odd. I was recently clearing some brush and was stung on my forearm by a black wasp. No doubt I was near its home. The odd part is that I have not been stung by one in years, and my arm swelled for 4 days ......which also never happens.