Wasp ID please

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Wasp ID please

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This wasp has been boring holes in the ends of firewood logs outside our front door, leaving quiteb a pile of sawdust.
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Re: Wasp ID please

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It is possible it is one of the thread-waisted wasps (Sphecidae). The ones I know burrow in soil, not wood, but I expect they have a range of habits.
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Re: Wasp ID please

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I think it might be Chlorion cyaneum

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