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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

galacticbirder

Date

September 20, 2016 03:30 AM CDT

Description

This guy was one of the more large wasps I have seen around the Fort Worth Nature Center's Hardwicke building. Wasps come in and out everyday and each one I photograph is cool. This one had the color of black which was it's primary color with a yellow to golden outline. It was kind of big about the size of a regular big wasp. It almost look like a yellow jacket but had the wrong pattern and not the right body type. the abdomen section was long and narrow. It was pretty stretched out. Its wings had a reddish dark tint to it. It was a very interesting wasp. I always try to take all the photos I can of the wasps I find when I am not Volunteering. When I do take a photo on the job it is just for a brief break and sometimes I just take the picture and go about my business. This one was taken before one of the classes I took last year.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mud Daubers Genus Sceliphron

Observer

jakob

Date

July 9, 2016 02:45 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jakob

Date

July 9, 2016 02:30 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jakob

Date

July 9, 2016 11:21 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

yankechgary

Date

July 20, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Observer

vicfazio3

Date

January 7, 2017 02:41 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

aya2

Date

January 15, 2017 04:05 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

lkholt

Date

January 4, 2017 05:59 AM CST

Description

Found inside the house when sweeping the floors.

Photos / Sounds

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

varajuan

Date

May 25, 2013 08:19 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Mud Dauber Chalybion californicum

Observer

cindymagana

Date

September 16, 2016

Description

Out of all the critters we collected in our killing jar this one is my all time favorite.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

jessmr

Date

January 13, 2017 09:28 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Thread-waisted Wasp Ammophila procera

Observer

ehjalmarson

Date

October 4, 2015 01:28 PM CDT
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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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