Double-banded Scoliid

Scolia bicincta

Scolia bicincta is a wasp in the family Scoliidae.
Double-banded Scoliid Wasp (Scolia bicincta) On Camphor-weed (Pluchea camphorata) at the edge of a dense mixed forest. 

One of our most common pollinators in our area! Double-banded Scoliid,Geotagged,Scolia bicincta,Summer,United States

Appearance

Dark and hairy, medium-sized wasp. Two creamy white bands on abdomen. Perhaps this is mimicry of the Mason Wasp, Monobia quadridens. 21-25 mm long.
Double-banded Scoliid Wasp - Scolia bicincta Dark, hairy wasp with two cream colored bands on its abdomen.

Habitat: Meadow Double-banded Scoliid,Double-banded Scoliid Wasp,Geotagged,Scolia,Scolia bicincta,Scoliidae,Summer,United States,wasp

Distribution

Eastern and central North America

Behavior

No doubt a parasitoid of beetle larvae, as are other members of this genus.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHymenoptera
FamilyScoliidae
GenusScolia
SpeciesScolia bicincta