Blue Velvet WaspPosted: July 29, 2020
With the help of Shoreacres, Blue Velvet was identified as an Entypus Spider Wasp. Many thanks!
Another update. Theshrubqueen has added that the antennae color is a warning of toxicity. More thanks!
This velvet blue creature with vibrant antenna has been flying around my property for several weeks.
It seems to just fly on some endless mission.
On one day I found the wasp hopping from leaf to leaf and was able to get a photo. It didn’t seem to search for bugs or nectar. I have not been able to identify it and I’m just assuming it is a wasp. I looked through many photos on the internet and I signed up for inaturalist, but had issues getting the photo on the app. Please let me know if you can identify this velvet beauty.