Ruby-tailed Wasp sting!

Ruby-tailed Wasp sting!

Observation - Ruby-tailed Wasp sting! - UK and Ireland. Description: I had been watching and photographing some Ruby-tailed Wasps on my bee hotel and after walking off felt a sharp pain in my back. On examination I found the Ruby-tailed Wasp in the first picture on my shirt and a small welt on my back. Having done a bit of

I had been watching and photographing some Ruby-tailed Wasps on my bee hotel and after walking off felt a sharp pain in my back. On examination I found the Ruby-tailed Wasp in the first picture on my shirt and a small welt on my back. Having done a bit of Googling all the information I can find is that Ruby-tailed Wasps do not sting, so I guess this was an unusual occurrence.