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Old 07-20-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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What is this large flying bug that captures grasshoppers?


We live in eastern Ontario between Ottawa and Montreal Canada. Last year we started to see these large 'flys' swarming around our pool shed and down under some loose brick near the pool. There was just a few of them but what was interesting is that they captured and carried grasshoppers back under the brick where they obviously have a nest. This year there were many more of them so I got some sticky paper that's meant to capture bugs and even mice (very sticky) and have caught nearly all of them along with a bunch of grasshoppers. There's still a few of them left. They do not bother humans or try to bite but are rather annoying when a bunch are buzzing around. Its difficult to spray insecticide as its outside but I'm wondering how to get rid of them permanently. I've been at this location for 30 years but last year was the first time I've ever seen these bugs.

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Old 07-20-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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they look like some species of wasp. Do they have stingers?

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http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/diagl...ite/07-31.html


Black Wasp.
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Thankyou. That looks like it.
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I'd rather have the grasshopers then the wasps... just sayn
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It's the cycle of life.

Spiders eat bugs that bite us. Spiders bite us if we get too close.

Avoid spiders and black wasps and let them do their job.

Go into the house and surf DIY Chatroom......and have a beer...or two. In another month or so they will be gone.

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