Classification
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  • English
    • Digger Wasps
    • sand wasps
    • Mud Daubers
    • Thread-waisted Wasps
    • Hunting Wasp
    • Ngaro Wiwi
  • Scientific Names
    • Sphecidae
  • Spanish
    • esfĂ©cidos

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

trcarlisle

Date

April 12, 2013 05:19 PM GST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

codyhough

Date

June 12, 2009

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

francisco3

Date

March 24, 2015 12:33 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Digger Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

sami-majeed

Date

March 19, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

scottking

Date

August 17, 2013 01:19 PM CDT

Description

Thread-waisted Wasp
Way Park rain garden
Northfield, Minnesota

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

scottking

Date

August 18, 2013 12:35 PM CDT

Description

Mating pair
Cannon River Wilderness Area (East Unit)
Northfield, Minnesota

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

scottking

Date

August 18, 2013 12:33 PM CDT

Description

Male "Gold-marked" Wasp
Cannon River Wilderness Area (East Unit)
Northfield, Minnesota

Photos / Sounds

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

February 23, 2015 02:18 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

francisco3

Date

March 13, 2015 09:17 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bdunc

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

A Great Black Wasp on boneset. When I've seen these before they've been very active, hardly spending more than 2-3 seconds on a flower. On this day, the temperature was in the 50's and the wasp was almost completely stationary.

Photos / Sounds

What

Digger Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

finatic

Date

March 7, 2015 10:22 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

celticcail

Date

March 10, 2015

Description

Over-wintering nest. :)

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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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