Insect and Bug ID forum: Washington insect

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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Sep 12, 2017 12:35 AM CST
East of Seattle area, larger than a yellowjacket ~ what is it please?

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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Sep 13, 2017 8:48 AM CST
I've been told it's a horntail / wood wasp.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Sep 17, 2017 9:49 PM CST
I think it might be a robber fly. Those eyes sure look like fly eyes to me. Nice picture. Thumbs up
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Sep 18, 2017 4:57 AM CST
I agree with Celia, the antennae are fly-like. If you look at these pictures of a Google search on horntail, wood wasp, the antennae are very long, which doesn't match the ID insect:

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Sep 18, 2017 5:18 AM CST
I was terrified the first time I a horntail. A 3" long wasp flying around my head had me running for the house. After I found out what they were, I was able to get pictures. They're pretty cool critters.

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