Classification
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  • English
    • Thread-waisted Wasps
    • sand wasps
    • Mud Daubers
    • Hunting Wasp
    • Ngaro Wiwi
  • Spanish
    • Avispas solitarias
  • Scientific Names
    • Sphecidae
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 細腰蜂科

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Recent observations

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

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alison_kondler

Date

July 17, 2015 11:48 PM MDT

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

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kburke

Date

July 11, 2009

Description

It was going in and out of a hole in the log in the background. Note the orange legs and blue iridescent wings.

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sarka

Date

August 12, 2011

Description

Ammophila procera?

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

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susanelliott

Date

January 12, 2016

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

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enricoschifani

Date

January 30, 2016

Place

Tenerife (Google, OSM)

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What

Mason Wasp Pison spinolae

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tangatawhenua

Date

February 8, 2016

Description

I think this is a mason bee.

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

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andreathornton

Date

February 8, 2016 12:49 PM EST

Description

Here's their nest and it's above our office door. Studies say they build nests close to human activity.

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yourpapi

Date

January 31, 2016

Place

Tezoatlan (Google, OSM)

Description

Un habitat donde encontre varias de estas avispa, segun mis investigaciones es una Isodontia Mexicana, aunque no tiene pelos en su tórax.

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Date

July 25, 2015 01:38 PM MYT

Description

Wasp. I am guessing that it was doing some digging.

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adorantes

Date

August 27, 2011

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July 20, 2015 08:48 AM MYT

Description

Sand wasp, poking around at the ground.

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

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marknenadov

Date

July 3, 2015
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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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