Flying insect

Asked October 7, 2020, 4:57 PM EDT

Can you tell from this picture what type of flying insect this is?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Your photo is not clear enough to tell for certain but we think the very thread-thin waist suggests that this is a type of spider wasp, also known as one of the mud-daubers or potter wasps.
They are very cool and non aggressive, beneficial insects in our area.
Here is our page about them: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/mud-daubers


Christine