I found this little fellow DOA in a pail of rain water that I am using to water some baby greens in my green house. It is my first encounter with this bug, so I snap this picture and looked it up on the web.
What I discovered about this bug is that it is a Cuckoo Wasp and it was nosing around my backyard because of the flowers and other plants I have back there.
The Cuckoo Wasps like the drink the nectar of flowers. They have very small stinkers, so unless you are allergic the threat of getting badly stunk is probably less than the normal black wasp.
With all the high winds and rains we are experiencing the wasp probably was pushed into the rain water where it could not get out and drowned.
Anyway, here is a link on more about Cuckoo Wasp.
Until next time,