Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

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Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby tangirl » July 8th, 2012, 5:23 pm

Wtf is this and how much do I have to worry? they're about an inch a nd a half long and i just found a bunch of holes. Some kind of wasp/hornet thing.

Dam it, my pics can't ever upload from my sdcard. Wtf?

Can I email pics to someone for now?
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Re: Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby Bucolic Buffalo » July 8th, 2012, 5:36 pm

Look like this? Dig big holes in the yard?

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Postby Bucolic Buffalo » July 8th, 2012, 5:38 pm

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Re: Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby tangirl » July 8th, 2012, 5:44 pm

It's a Great Golden Grounddigger Wasp. Dammit.

She's toward the bottom of the page. Sorry, it's the best i can do.

https://gustavus.edu/arboretum/insects.php
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Re: Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby tangirl » July 8th, 2012, 5:45 pm

Sphex ichneumoneus
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Re: Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby tangirl » July 8th, 2012, 5:51 pm

Here's a pic that's easier to get to.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cpZQYcWdmmo/T ... t+2010.jpg
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Re: Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby tangirl » July 8th, 2012, 6:01 pm

Oh, cool, I guess they're a beneficial insect and don't defend their nests and take a lot of provocation to sting. They didn't seem happy when i was trying to move closer to their holes, but they seemed to get over it quick and go back to their work.

Scary looking things though.
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Re: Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby mitchell » July 8th, 2012, 6:11 pm

here's your piccies

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Re: Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby tangirl » July 8th, 2012, 6:15 pm

Thanks Mitchell! Too bad that one's blurry. Pretty impressive zoom for a little camera, considering how far away I was from the monsters. :lol:
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Re: Hornet/wasp/scary insect id please

Postby minime » July 8th, 2012, 8:31 pm

Cool! Kill them with fire!
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