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.


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.