Sceliphron caementarium

6974.     Found when I got home from work inside my house. Never seen a wasp with a body like this one. It’s the length of a regular size paper clip. Langley, BC. Canada

Number 6974. This is Sceliphron caementarium (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae), known as the black and yellow mud dauber; Click here for an image. They feed their young on spiders that they capture, paralyze, and place in their mud ‘nest.’ They are not at all aggressive towards humans.