Blue-Winged Scoliid Wasp

Scientific Name: Scolia dubia

Family: Scoliidae

Native Range: Eastern and Central United States to the Rocky Mountains, Pennsylcania*

Size: Length: 20 – 25 mm (0.8–1.0 in)*

Active: Summer and early fall*

Color and Appearance: “The head, thorax, and first two abdominal segments are black, while the remainder of the abdomen is red with two bright yellow spots on the third abdominal segment.”*

*From Wikipedia (

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