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Old 07-14-2013, 08:48 PM
Location: South Tampa
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My dog was slapping at this in the dark tonight and I thought it was a large spider at first!

I can't find anything on Google image search exactly like it...although it has a lot of traits of a "great black wasp". Had about a 3-4" span across.

Yellow orange stripe around abdomen.

Also, it was really aggressive when I was trying to kill it...and WOULD NOT DIE. I had a piece of metal and slapped it around 10 times and it still was moving around well...and also thrusting the stinger at the tip of the metal while I was inspecting it. It's been about 5 minutes and the abdomen is still jumping with life- maybe just nerves though.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:46 PM
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Scoliid type wasp?

Scoliid wasps

There's so many freaking bugs around here, I can't keep up with them. I have a live and let live relationship with incests until they start to attack, then it's game on.
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