Mason wasp (Euodynerus bidens)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Vespidae (VES-pid-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euodynerus
Species: bidens

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida
Summerville, South Carolina

Members' Notes:

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On May 6, 2007, DebinSC from Georgetown, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Also known as Mason mimic wasp, Potter wasp, Eumenine wasp.

Neutral

On May 8, 2007, DonnaA2Z from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Seems to be a bit aggressive... although I have not been stung. But they do love the green house when the door is open.

I'm not sure if they are capable of stinging and what would drive them to sting.... or how bad it would be.

I'm not sure that they contribute anything to the plants... but I could be wrong.