The Other Big Blue Bug In Rhode Island. By Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

August 18, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Rhode Island has its own insect. It's the famous "Big Blue Bug" that we see as we fly by the infamous Thurber's Avenue Curve on Interstate 95 (look to the bottom of this post to see a link explaining more). We discovered another bug that is big and blue and inhabits Roger Williams Park. This is the "Blue Wasp" (part of the chalybion californium species). We capture these impressive and somewhat intimidating iridescent blue daubers doing their work along a lake in the park on an August day. 

BlueWaspInFlight_20200817_850_5376Blue Wasp In FlightA Blue Wasp in flight among lakeside flowers at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.

Blue Wasp In Flight

A Blue Wasp in flight among lakeside flowers at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.
 

BlueWaspLanding_20200817_850_5377Blue Wasp LandingA Blue Wasp in landing among lakeside flowers at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.

Blue Wasp Landing

A Blue Wasp in landing among lakeside flowers at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.
 

Rhode Island's "other" Big Blue Bug, "Nibble Woodaway" as described in Atlas Obscurahttps://www.atlasobscura.com/places/big-blue-bug

Photos are from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Nature/Wildlife" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). See more here: https://www.madefromrigallery.com/p21379036

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