Unknown insect

Asked June 18, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

I've looked in a few online sites and cannot find what this bug is. It is about an inch or so long. See attached photo. It was on a bush at Middle Creek Reservoir. Thanks.

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1 Response

This looks like it might be a Blue mud dauber which is a solitary wasp. You can read more about them in the links which I have included.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/119853

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/mud-daubers

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/iiin/bmuddaub.html