Need help identifying an insect
Hello, I am new here. I have been trying to find information for almost 2 days straight, and I am at a loss. I hope that you here may be able to assist me and my family find out if this issue below is an actual threat.
It is at least 1Â½ to 2 inches long, and all black, including the wings. A transparent black.
It looks like it could be a wasp, but if it is, it is the weirdest thing I ever saw flying around my garden area. It was actually by a tree next to my garden, but then flew closer to me than comfort allowed. I ran like a scared ninny lol. (I am allergic to bees/wasps/hornets)
It is super thin. Like a wasp that got painted jet black, stretched out almost to the point of looking like thread from end of thorax on to tip of tail, and flying in a manner that reminds me of a inverted scorpion tail hanging and ever on the ready to sting what it lands on. It looks like it has a pair of legs that dwarf the other legs, and this set is used to anchor itself to whatever it lands on.
It looks like it has a stinger on the end of it's tail, and unlike bees, hornets and wasps, this thing flies silently.
I hope someone can help me identify this, and tell me if it is venomous. I want to make sure of things. My kids are scared of them, and I still don't know where their nest is yet. They look incredibly mean.