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Large black wasp, blue-ish wings

Posted by weddingdance z7 MD (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 1, 07 at 10:05

Hi All,

I just wanted to confirm with someone that the large black wasp with blue wings that favors oregano flowers and is about 2" long is a friend, not a foe? I thought I read that they paralyze and kill crickets and tomatoe hornworms. Wish they'd take care of the grasshoppers and squash bugs too...

Thanks,

weddingdance


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RE: Large black wasp, blue-ish wings

Try to take a pic and upload to Photobucket or another free site. Thanks!


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RE: Large black wasp, blue-ish wings

I don't know how to use photobucket, but here's a link to a pic:

http://magickcanoe.com/blog/2006/06/29/great-black-wasps-and-other-fearsome-beasts/

Here is a link that might be useful: great black wasp


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RE: Large black wasp, blue-ish wings

I have seen very large cicada wasps, but this seems different.


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RE: Large black wasp, blue-ish wings

I've had those very large blue-black wasps around for a couple of years now. And yes, they do seem to be completely non-aggressive and I've read the same. If you can manage to not fear them, they are actually quite pretty.


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RE: Large black wasp, blue-ish wings

I think it's an organ pipe mud dauber.


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RE: Large black wasp, blue-ish wings

  • Posted by Taza Australia (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 20, 11 at 0:35

I'm not sure about the USA, but I have just the other day, seen these wasps for the 1st time. They may be aussie natives.

These predominately Non-aggressive Black Wasps with Iridescent Blue Wings, are called: Black Flower Wasps!

Here is a link from Aussie. CSIRO is Aussie main big science info place.

http://www.csiro.au/resources/BlackFlowerWasp.html

I hope this may be helpful. If not in your case, it increases your knowledge of wasps & other countries!

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Flower Wasp


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