posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:20 PM
I need some help identifying a wasp. I have never in my 13 years in Los Angeles County, California ever seen anything like what I just saw. I spent 11
years in Texas too. I have never seen anything like it there.
I was washing dishes in the kitchen when I saw the strange insect fly from around the corner of the house and run right into the window.
It was a bright green, metallic almost, maybe a bluish green color. It had red wings. It walked around on top of the smoker we use to smoke meat and
flapped its wings up and down rapidly. It literally walked right off the edge of the smoker, tumbled head over heels and flew off before hitting the
ground. It flew very slow and the wings looked almost disproportionately small for its body.
The key thing is it was huge. It was about 3 inches long and maybe stood an inch tall and the abdomen was at least half an inch in circumference.
It definitely had the body of a wasp. That much I can tell you without a doubt that it looked exactly like a wasp.
If anyone can identify this thing for me, please do. I have never eve,r ever seen it before.