[CT Birds] Non-birding question

David Provencher davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 16 19:10:48 EDT 2012

Okay, not trying to drag this OT thread on forever but the wasps I've been
seeing are not Cicada Killer Wasp or Golden Digger Wasp. I believe the wasp
in question to likely be in the genus Campsomeris. The species I'm seeing is
approximately 3 inches long and quite robust in appearance! Here is a link
to photos of a wasp that is very much like the ones I've been observing
The wings do look brownish-orange in flight as Scott has pointed out. If
anyone can add more info regarding Scollid wasps in Connecticut I'd love to
hear (off-list is probably better), and I'm sure Scott would as well. I'm
gonna have to carry my bug net more...

Dave Provencher

Naturally New England
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[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Scott Henckel
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Subject: [CT Birds] Non-birding question

I don't think so Bill. The abdomen on this insect is striped with orange and
black. The pics I saw of the Golden Digger Wasp has solid orange changing to
black at the end of the abdomen. Not striped!





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