Four-Banded Stink Bug Hunter Wasp

Scientific Name: Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus

Family: Crabronidae

Native Range: Eastern North America, Pennsylvania*

Size: 17-19 mm (0.67 – 0.75 in)*

Active: Summer – Fall*

Color and Appearance: “The increasing distance between the pairs of tergal bands posterad is diagnostic.”*

Adults forage on flowers. Females paralyze true bugs and provision their nests with them.*

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