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Kailani
Holden, MA

August 19, 2009
10:09 PM

Post #6965965

I'm so glad I checked this wasp out! She looked a bit scary, but didn't bother us a bit. She dug holes between our patio blocks on our patio, and we'd just sit and watch her. Very interesting! I tried to take photos of her, but she's so fast it was hard. I did get some, but nothing as nice as the ones on your site! What a beautiful wasp!!!

I'm from Holden, Massachusetts...and don't know if they're common in this area or not, but they're welcome here anytime! :)

Thanks for all the helpful info!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 19, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #6965999

Thank you for your kind words. She is a very mis-understood creature and I'm glad that the article helped you learn about her. She has quite a few 'cousins' that are different colors and different shapes, but they are all have similar habits. It is a wonderful Genus to observe.
gierachsfarm
West Bend, WI

August 24, 2009
7:51 PM

Post #6983750

We saw this wasp for the first time today on our farm so of course I had to look online to see if I could find what it was. I found it intimidating at first, mostly by it's size! I'm glad I found more info on it and my children are happy to know we are going to leave it to it's business. I did get one photo, but it's very fast so this is the best of them. Thanks for the info!

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 24, 2009
7:54 PM

Post #6983757

Happy to help. So many times folks reach for the bug spray before researching an unknown visitor.

I'm glad that you found us first.

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