Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Wasp

So we keep badminton racquets posted around the decks to help with the over population of carpenter bees, which are actually eating our house. They haven't been that much of a problem lately, which is different. So I was out on the back porch and these blades of grass poking out of a bee hole in the white pine ceiling caught my eye.

Then this beastie wandered into view. Anybody have any idea what it is and if it is actually predating on the bee larvae?


  1. David Hedrick from the Chattanooga Zoo says this is a grass carrying wasp (clever name). It does not prey on carpenter bees, unfortunately, but uses the vacated holes for a nesting cavity.

  2. Well interesting but I'd like to share with you a wasp sting pictures