Ant or Wasp

jwg

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I am always suspicious of ant sized winged insects I find in the house as I dont want to have termites or carpenter ants.

Here's something I found this summer (eastern washington resident). I vote wasp, based on the narrow waste, and the pointed abdomen, and the fact that the tail was pulsing like I think a wasps does.

Is this a wasp?

What should I look out for with respect to destructive house invading social insects?

Jay

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(Images taken with macro setting on Sony TX5 point and shoot waterproof camera).
 

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