Insects and Spiders - native

Sphecius grandis on May 6, 2020

Originally reported as Wasp (various)

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Have seen Wasps on at least 6 different occasions that were around 2 inches long. Much larger than any of the normal wasps that we see.
Not a great photo or good perspective of size.  They had comparitively massive stingers. Length was nearly the same as 2 quarters placed side by side.  This one my niece dispatched with a can of Raid.

Commentary

Dear Daniel, thank you for your report. This looks like our native western cicada wasp, Sphecius grandis.
Thank you, Helmuth Rogg

Helmuth Rogg
May 8, 2020, 10:27 a.m.