Great golden digger wasp
Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org
David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
Size: 1 inch long
Description: Black head and thorax are covered with short golden hair; the abdomen is reddish-orange and black; the legs are reddish-orange.
Where/When: Commonly found on flowers in gardens, fields, and prairies, especially near sandy areas; found throughout the summer months.
Significance: Does not harm people or property