Thread Waisted Wasp (Eremnophila aureonotata)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphecidae
Genus: Eremnophila (er-em-no-FY-la) (Info)
Species: aureonotata

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Deer, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Bear, Delaware
Linton, Indiana
Benton, Kentucky
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On Sep 2, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a Digger Wasp, meaning that the female digs a burrow and inserts insects along with her eggs. The larvae feed upon the stored insects before emerging in the Spring.

This particular species feeds on caterpillars and is found throughout most of Eastern North America.

They are quite peaceful insects and do not sting.

Neutral

On Feb 21, 2013, C_A_Ivy from Barling, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Adults nectar fllowers and prefer wildflowers with large clusters of blossoms.