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Bee? Wasp? Hornet? - Cimbex americana - female

Bee? Wasp? Hornet? - Cimbex americana - Female
Surrey, South Surrey/White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
May 24, 2015
Size: BIG! aaprox 1.5inches
I thought it was a carpenter bee but it also looks like a wasp. It was huge. It was walking slow across the wood beam in our back yard. It waled slow so my children thought it was dying. It didn't seem to be aggressive when we were close to it (close enough!) I did not see a stinger.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Elm Sawfly (female)…
These wasps don't sting, so your family is safe.

See reference here.

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