As a couple of readers already suggested, I was way off in identifying it as an assassin bug.

I wrote to What’s that Bug? about it, and lookee here!

Not only did they write back right away, identifying “this beautiful creature” as a parasitoid Braconid Wasp, they feature my photographs of it today on the blog’s front page.

In case you don’t click over to the site, here’s what they say:

This beautiful creature is a parasitoid Braconid Wasp, and we believe it is Atanycoius longicauda based on this BugGuide image. BugGuide states of the genus: “Parasites of woodboring beetle larvae, especially metallic wood-boring beetles (Buprestidae) and longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae).”

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4 Responses to “URGENT UPDATE to my post about the curious bug I photographed on my potted…”

  1. anon Says:

    The internet is a wonderful thing.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    My thought exactly.

  3. Your Sister Frances Says:

    I was right it was a wasp!! Congratulations on your photos being used.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Yup. You were right.

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