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    • Digger Wasps
    • sand wasps
    • Mud Daubers
    • Thread-waisted Wasps
    • Hunting Wasp
    • Ngaro Wiwi
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    • Sphecidae
  • Spanish
    • esfécidos

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Digger Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

francisco3

Date

June 28, 2015 11:05 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Black Wasp Sphex pensylvanicus

Observer

kberry

Date

June 27, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blue Mud Dauber Chalybion californicum

Observer

swampy

Date

June 27, 2015

Description

Blue Mud Wasp, Chalybion californicum?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

tiwane

Date

June 27, 2015 08:47 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

direbecca

Date

June 26, 2015

Description

On Narrowleaf Milkweed

Photos / Sounds

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

June 26, 2015 03:28 PM PDT

Description

Definitely a lot of inchworms around for a few Ammophila to play with.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Digger Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

ojuarapaul

Date

June 20, 2015 04:00 PM BRT

Description

Not sure about the ID. Is it a golden digger wasp? It had been found close to an underground nest (hole in the ground about 6-8mm).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mud Dauber Wasp Sceliphron laetum

Observer

jmarchal

Date

June 18, 2015 10:40 PM EDT

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Observer

valter

Date

October 9, 2007 02:51 PM WEST

Description

Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve

Date Photo Taken: October 9, 2007

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Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kittythedog

Date

June 19, 2015 05:30 PM CDT

Place

Austin, tx (Google, OSM)

Description

The wasp was carrying what looked like a stink bug, walking and occasionally attempting to fly for a short hop.

Photos / Sounds

What

Digger Wasps Genus Sphex

Observer

kueda

Date

June 21, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

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Photos / Sounds

What

Digger Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 21, 2015 10:41 AM PDT

Description

Fascinating! Dozens of these >1" long wasps in one area, excavating burrows, carrying prey (see photos - possibly caterpillars? Looked like sticks) to the burrows (to lay an egg on?), and then carefully entombing them pebble by pebble. I'm assuming the smaller dark one in the additional photo is a male - there were several of them, but it may be a different species?

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Description from Wikipedia

The Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) are a cosmopolitan family of wasps that include digger wasps, mud daubers, and other familiar types that all fall under the category of thread-waisted wasps. Both of the traditional definitions of the Sphecidae (the conservative one, where all the sphecoid wasps other than ampulicids and heterogynaids were in a single large family, and the more refined one, where the seven large sphecid subfamilies were each elevated to family rank) have recently been...

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