Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus

Common Names: Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus, sand wasp
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Wasps

A large black wasp with pale yellow bands. Size is approximately 17 to 19 mm. The increasing distance between the pairs of tergal bands posterad is diagnostic.

Commonly found feeding on flowers from summer to early fall.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: While not aggressive, it can sting like other wasps.
Additional Information: http://bugguide.net/node/view/41983
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