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large bugs swarming my garden

Posted by ga-garden 8B (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 13, 10 at 16:42

These large bugs are suddenly appearing in droves in my garden particularly on my cucumber plants but are scattered about everywhere. They behave like flies in that when I approach they fly everywhere then rapidly settle back down onto the plants. They are about an inch long and when you first see them they sorta look like a beetle type bug with an orange underbody or whatnot. They were not easy to photograph so pardon the quality of the pic. I can't figure out what they are. Are these friend or foe? They look pretty nasty up close. Hopefully someone might recognize it in spite of the photo.

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RE: large bugs swarming my garden

Predatory wasp of some sort. Note the antennae positioned straight out.

Dan


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