blue tail fly insect
I hope it left the garage without startling anyone too much–thanks for sharing your sighting! If it does find something to lay its eggs in it will save some of your wood for the stove, so it’s actually helpful. That thing was weird. I am pretty sure there is more than one type of this wasp, given the comments I receive. I don’t do bugs in my house, especially when all three of my littles were crying and screaming once they all saw it. Then winged adults, some with abdomens covered in white fluffy wax, are produced in the colonies. . I’ve never seen one before so I googled a discription which that led me to your site. I found one of these littl ladies on the steps of the motel I’m staying at. These feed on sap from the maple trees from the time of bud-break until late June. Contact information for each states diagnostic laboratory for U.S. residents. I searched this in google and it brought me to Yahoo Answers...however, the question was deleted. I’ve lived in a very secluded, wooded area of Oklahoma and Arkansas all my life, our family loves being outdoors with our animals and this is the first time we’ve ever seen a wasp like this. Sorry for the late reply. They look quite intimidating with that long ovipositor but really they are helping the trees by keeping the damaging insects in check. The blue bottle fly can actually be blue, black, bronze, gold or green, but what is distinctive about the color of these flies is their metallic sheen. This Snail Parasite Blowfly has a bright orange yellow head with brownish eyes. Yes, this group of wasps has many varieties. I’m glad it just kept going! Sorry for my slow reply. We had never seen such a thing so thanks to “google” We were able to iidentify them very easily. No, they don’t lay eggs on the outside of things, so you’re fine. First time I have ever seen anything like it. The following 111 files are in this category, out of 111 total. I’ve not been lucky enough to watch that part of the activities. We took pictures of it as we had never seen it before. I saw one in my shed, and I live inSeattle WA. Thanks for sharing your sighting. . That must have been quite a surprise! Alders are similarly not harmed by aphid colonies on the branches and stems. Flying Insect Identification Guide. My daughter described it’s flight as a ‘raggedy glide’ : ) Maybe another one will show up and let you check! Coleoptera. I’m in South Central PA. It’s very humid right now, and dark. Found this wasp with the long tail crawling over some cut down tree wood that I will be stacking for fire wood. I live in South Carolina and there is a wasp looking bug just like the one in the picture. I was cutting up a tree that had died and was amazed to find one of these wasps inside the wood I had just cut.