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May 31, 2018 2:47 PM CST
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I found this on my rose ??
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Please identify it Good or bad ???
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May 31, 2018 7:34 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
It looks like a little predatory wasp. Definitely good!!!
These guys, girls, actually hunt their prey and build a nest. Sometimes of mud or sand, sometimes dig an egg chamber in the ground. They sting their prey to immobilize it and lay an egg on it once it is inside their egg chamber. The egg hatches and the larval wasp feeds on the immobilized prey insect!!! Thumbs up
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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May 31, 2018 8:36 PM CST
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Oh great thank you so much
This year I'm trying to avoid chemicals on my plants and roses so this news is wonderful!!!
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May 31, 2018 8:45 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
By the way, all of these types of wasps do not hurt humans. But always remember, they can sting but it is very, very unlikely.
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Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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Jun 1, 2018 5:12 AM CST
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Thank you
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