Species Identification Confidence:
I'm absolutely certain
Individual(s) Observed (seen)
Observed Individual(s) in Hand or Close Range
Flying around water source in our backyard. Landing on the ground near the water, presuming taking in water. Fly away and come back. This behavior was noted to occur for 10 minutes until hornet left. About the same size as a typical hornet, but black, white stripes, and made a buzzing sound that was unlike a typical wasp. It would make the buzz each time it would land.
Decimal Degrees: 43.5,-116.5
Suburban backyard: grass, maple trees, flowering almond.
Game Management Unit:
July 23, 2019, 5:15 pm to 5:25 pm MDT
I looked up "black and white wasp" on the internet
Animal Observation Report (Sightings)