New to science Ancistrocerus.
This looked a little different than a normal wasp. It had a different pattern.
Drinking from eutrophic pool in a mountain wadi
Record shot attached.
This is not a regular to my yard, but it came back all summer. Loved that spot on the side of the shed, in the sun.
The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5,000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps (such as Polistes annularis) and many solitary wasps. Each social wasp colony includes a queen and a number of female workers with varying degrees of sterility relative to the queen. In temperate social species, colonies usually only last one year, dying at the onset of winter. New queens and males (drones) are produced towards the end...