Stung my granddaughter yesterday

Asked June 20, 2016, 12:06 PM EDT

This bug is about a 1/2 inch long and just over 1/16 wide. The body doesn't seem segmented like a wasp so I wasn't sure if it was a Mason type wasp it's seems too small. The wings are not black that I can see

Winnebago County Illinois

1 Response

Hi, I think this might be a sawfly, which is a type of wasp. The larvae are plant pests. Here are some photos: http://bugguide.net/node/view/33234/bgimage
I couldn't locate an image that's exactly the same as what you shared, but the wide waist is characteristic of sawflies. Mason and potter wasps have very narrow waists (petioles).

I hope this helps!