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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

sambiology

Date

October 22, 2014

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Square

Observer

treichard

Date

October 16, 2014 11:26 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alfredoeloisa

Date

October 7, 2014

Description

Con anterioridad había visto a chapiles y arañas huir despavoridos ante la presencia de este hermoso organismo, pero es la primera vez que veo como captura a uno.

Photos / Sounds

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What

esfécidos Family Sphecidae

Observer

francisco3

Date

October 19, 2014 12:38 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

finatic

Date

March 14, 2009 09:13 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Square

What

Digger Wasp Sphex habenus

Observer

krancmm

Date

August 30, 2014 12:18 PM CDT

Description

Photos / Sounds

What

Sphex nudus -- Digging Sphex nudus

Observer

cityecologytoo

Date

August 26, 2014

Description

I observed this wasp burrowing into the ground with its cricket prey laying nearby. My attention was brought to the scene because she audibly buzzed each time she dug a bit. My first thought was she was injured until I realized what she was up to.

For accompanying image, see also:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/985909/bgimage

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blue Mud Dauber Chalybion californicum

Observer

krancmm

Date

October 14, 2014 12:50 PM CDT

Description

Taking spider prey to nest about 15' away. Spiders, and only spiders for this species, are placed in the mud cell with egg.

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Square

What

Genus Ammophila Genus Ammophila

Observer

sambiology

Date

October 15, 2014

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Observer

suz

Date

October 14, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

銀毛泥蜂 Sphex argentatus

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

October 14, 2014 01:57 PM HKT

Description

A black wasp namely Sphex argentatus (銀毛泥蜂) killed a katydid and kept the prey in its dent.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

mcduck

Date

July 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~2 cm length, ♂. Seen in our garden (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID confirmed by Richard Vernier @ BugGuide.

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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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