Please help with bug ID
Sorry no pictures, it got away.
My first impression was giant mutant yellow-jacket. More of the golden brown than yellow. Flying. Antennae like a wasp, feet like a wasp (legs? whatever). Nearly transparent wings.
The body part was shaped like a wasp, and moved like a wasp's does, but that part alone was over an inch long. It was pointed like a wasp's body and had the yellow and brown bands of color going around it, but more of the reddish brown than the yellow, The whole thing was about an inch and a half long, not including antennae.
It was trapped in the screened in patio, flying around in the same pattern over and over, crashing into the screen repeatedly, even after I opened the door so it could get out. So it doesn't have a good navigation system. It didn't land on the screen, but on the glass of the window. I didn't know if a wasp could land on glass.
Looking at pictures, it resembles a paper wasp a little, but the wings were wider and folded over the back like a cockroach will fold theirs. shudder. I didn't have as defined a waist as a wasp. And it was BIG!
Now, after looking at bug pictures, I have to go get the bug itchies off me. Can anyone take a guess?
Did I mention that it was big?