Chalcid wasps in homes

After identifying an unusual insect for a homeowner today, the thank you email ended with a bang. Because I was able to quickly identify her pest, which her PMP had incorrectly insisted was a “bee”, she concluded, “[I guess] it’s best I change pest control companies.”

Could you identify this insect from this picture? Brachymeria
podagrica
is a chalcid wasp parasitoid that attacks filth flies,
like those that feed on carrion.

Ouch… I hate to hear that.

Admittedly the insect was an obscure…

Source: Insects in the City

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