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Aug 1, 2014 3:08 PM CST
Aug 1, 2014 3:15 PM CST
|It looks like a Syrphid Fly to me. @JRsbugs, what do you think?|
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Aug 1, 2014 3:28 PM CST
|Wonder if it's a cicada killer?|
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...
Aug 1, 2014 3:51 PM CST
|Five-Banded Tiphiid Wasp - (Myzinum quinquecintum)|
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Veronica A. Shoffstall
Aug 1, 2014 4:09 PM CST
|Five-Banded Tiphiid Wasp looks like the match. I'm glad to see it's a beneficial (as most or all wasps are!)|
Aug 1, 2014 4:11 PM CST
|They are both wasps,|
I searched on the home page of bugguide for beewolf and found one which looks just like the first one! Myzinum sp. in the family Tiphiidae
The second one appears to be the same species, a male.
I see you already found it cat!
Aug 1, 2014 5:07 PM CST
|I should start a little journal of the different insect species I have on my land. We plant a lot of things specifically because they attract the beneficials and it's fun to see them appear.|
Aug 2, 2014 7:28 AM CST
|Good eye Cat! I've seen those wasps around my garden at times and wondered what type they were. |
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Aug 2, 2014 5:35 PM CST
|You might also think of making folders to put your identified insects in Dave, then you will be able to find them easily.|
I make folders for every type of insect I have, once I have edited and named a downloaded file of photos I transfer them to named folders. I place the folders in another folder for each year. It's easy to find something using the start menu if you can remember even part of the name, type it in and up comes a list, then by clicking on 'see more results' you can scroll through all results or open individual thumbs which will show the date taken etc.
I also have several native wildflowers growing in my garden now, left to their own devices they gradually increase. That means not being always neat and tidy, if you cut grass too often you don't get the wildflowers. I have poor sandy soil which was full of moss, it no longer is since I started to leave the grass to grow after the first one or two cuts.
Don't forget, that in order for beneficials to survive you also need the hosts.
Aug 3, 2014 3:07 PM CST
|Not black and yellow, but I saw a black and red one today...naturally the camera was inside.|
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.