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Was working my hives this afternoon and a huge black wasp with bright red/orange wings landed on my glove hand. I smacked it hard with the other glove. Got part of it but it just flew away lickety split. That was one big, mondo wasp.

Anyone know what kind of wasp it was?
 

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No, that's not it. This wasp was pretty big, 2-3 times the size of a yellow jacket. Pitch black in color and had bright, bright orange/red wings.

bugguide.net/node/view/58504/bgimage

This is exactly what I saw. I hope the image comes through.

 

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It’s an old thread. But I bet that is what Ross in East TX saw one day. He said it looked like bumble bees were attacking his hive but they weren’t bumbles.
 
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