Black Wasps

Facts About Black Wasps

Black wasps are easy to identify from other stinging insects; these wasps fly with their legs trailing behind them while most other types of bees and wasps will tuck their legs toward their body as they fly. Another difference between black wasps and other types of wasps is that their body tends to be bigger.

In most cases wasps in general are aggressive, though black wasps are not as aggressive as other wasps. The black wasp will usually not bother other species unless they are aggravated. Of course you may instigate an attack by black wasps without realizing it by stepping on one, or in some other involuntary manner, but for the most part this stinging insect will not sting unless it is handled in some way.

Black wasps appear to be very much like other wasps, aside from being bigger, but in fact they are a very different species. One of the unique aspects of this wasp is that the thorax and abdomen is separate. In fact, black wasps are so different from other wasps that they are technically not even considered to be of the same family. With its difference in body structure, size, and nature, these wasps are in a family of their own.

This species of wasp can often be seen in garden areas, where there are a lot of flowers or other blooming plants. The diet of the black wasp consists of nectar, sap, as well as tiny insects. Other names for this wasp include katydid killer or sphenx pennsylvanica.

Although having these insects around your garden may provide some benefit, as they will kill other types of pests, their stings are very painful and you will not want them around if they tend to be bothersome when you spend time outdoors. You will also not want any black wasps in your house.

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