I went out to the linden tree again, this time with a butterfly net. And after a few catches and immediate escapes, I finally managed to transfer one of those orange beasties to a container.
Those guys are fast!
|Some kind of wasp; narrow waist, ovipositor, long antennae. Crawling up the wall of the container. A second or two later, she* was gone.|
I love those stained-glass wings!
I've searched through BugGuide's orange wasps, without finding a match. So I'll crop this and a few others (belly, wing venation, etc.) and send them off for an ID.
And then I'll post my linden tree residents inventory; lots of critters coming up!
*She, because she has the ovipositor for laying eggs.