Flag waving for Americans

I never get tired of reminding PMPs that professionalism starts with good identification skills. One insect that is just rare enough to puzzle most pest control technicians is the ensign wasp. It is also one of the odder insects found in homes and businesses.

The ensign wasp, Evania appendigaster may be one of the
oddest looking insects in pest control. Its name comes from
the flag-shaped abdomen that it waves while
searching
for its cockroach prey.

The ensign wasp is a quick and nervous…

Source: Insects in the City

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