Insects and Spiders - native

Tachytes distinctus on Jun 30, 2021

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Description of specimen

Looks similar to a large yellow jacket, but with a green head and brown body

Commentary

Dear Jonathan, this looks like Tachytes distinctus, a native species of square-headed wasps in the family of Crabronidae. They don't have a common name, but like sandy soil and are predators reportedly on grasshoppers.
Thank you, Helmuth

Helmuth Rogg
July 1, 2021, 2:54 p.m.