Red fly-like Bug

Asked February 28, 2020, 2:05 PM EST

Can someone identify this bug for me? I found some out side of my car and now some inside. At First I thought it was some kind of spider but it looks more like a fly up close. Are they dangerous?

St. Lucie County Florida

1 Response

Hi, Your insect is a wasp, and is likely one that makes burrows in sandy soil. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. It is a lovely specimen. Take care.