I guess this is some sort of bee relative but it sure is nasty looking. I guess it is about 2 inches long with a wing span at least that. It has one big stinger thing hanging off it's rear. Oh, that is a 2x4 it is laying on. So what the heck is it??
Yoiks! It's nasty, that's what it is! lol It looks like a yellow jacket gone gorilla. Please keep it on your end of the pool. I have enough trouble with wasps trying to make their nests under the stepping stones in the veggie garden. I tromp around in bare feet so... I keep watering mama wasp and hope she moves on so I dont havve to do something more drastic. The neighbors have a nice yard. Hehe
Thanks a lot for all your good guesses! Sorry I have not been back. It's been a busy few days. None of these pictures are right though. I went out to get another pic or two and my dc batteries bit the dust. You can see the design on his last segment. It is mirror image on the other side. It has no stripes, just those two yellow blobs on each side. The middle segment has reddish hairs as does it's legs.
Thanks Ulrich! The second picture does look more like it. The first picture with the long skinny, pole like middle threw me. It's body definately has three segments, one being the head. Giggle about the spelling-a subject I excelled in. My favorite is huge spelled hugh. :) My biggest typo is leaving the r off the end of your.
There are three kind of these giant wasps up here in PA. Yours, a solid red one, and a black and silver one. All are ground dwellers and it's a funny sight to sit near their holes in cicada season and watch them fly in with one held under their abdomen. Looks like they couldn't even get the things off the ground, but the manage to bring in cicadas by the dozens
Honey, you do realize it is deader then dead don't ya??? LOL I found it dead on the deck! ROTFLOL It still has it's mighty big stinger though. :) I guess I should give it a proper burial in the circular file.
You all would have laughed hard at me yesturday as I am also very alergic to Bees. One dived at me and twice tried to light upon my neck. I have not run so hard waving my arms about in over 30 years, my girl kept yellin your ticking it off waving at it, I yelled back well I'm not saying Hi to it Honey.