Entomology (Study of Bugs)/laelius pedatus


Nmm wrote at 2016-06-07 12:51:51
Same experience. Wasps look the same as Google image searches and googled articles. It's quite an awful experience because you are out watering your garden and then these pesky fly things come along. You swat them away I insesintly and keep working. However, about 5 minutes later you are covered in welts and in borderline on full on anafalaftic shock. To the poster that insists on denying these testimonials: if you are such an f-inch expert then tell what you think  this bug is? Your expert opinion would be helpful, but you argumentative statements help no one and make you look like and asshole.

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Ed Saugstad


Will accept most questions in general entomology, including those related to medical entomology, taxonomy, ecology, arthropod surveillance, and pest management. If you are requesting a 'mystery bug' identification, PLEASE either attach an image to your question, or post an image on a web page (such as Flickr) so that I can look at it, as verbal descriptions frequently are insufficient for a definitive identification.


21 years in the U.S. Army as a medical entomologist; duties varied from surveillance of pest populations (including mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks, and stored products pests) to conducting research on mosquito-virus ecological relationships and mosquito faunal studies. Ten years as a civilian analyst for the Department of Defense, primarily on distribution of vector-borne diseases worldwide. Limited experience on surveillance of agricultural insects in North Dakota and Indiana.

Entomological Society of America, West Virginia Entomological Society, Society for Vector Ecology, National Speleological Society, West Virginia Association for Cave Studies.

American Journal of Public Health, Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Mosquito News, and Mosquito Systematics.

B.S. in entomology from North Dakota State University in 1963, M.S. in entomology from Purdue University in 1967.

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