Asked July 6, 2020, 4:14 PM EDT

Could you tell me what kind of wasp this is? It was about the size of a hummingbird. Looks like an Asian murder hornet to me but don’t think they are around here

Graves County Kentucky

3 Responses

This is a thread waisted wasp, possible the Great Black Wasp. The photo is not clear, so exact ID is not possible.

I don’t think that is it maybe the one on the back side but the one up front is to big and it was not black like them.

That larger one may be an European hornet, the photo is out of focus so it is hard to say. We have had many specimens of the European hornet this year due to the Giant Asian hornet concern in Washington.