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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Grass-carrying Wasp Genus Isodontia

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 19, 2014 12:25 PM EDT

Description

19 Aug 2014.
Pine Run Reservoir, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Daucus carota.
ID courtesy of Ken Wolgemuth:
bugguide.net/node/view/1033001

Photos / Sounds

What

Katydid Wasp Sphex nudus

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 15, 2014 02:28 PM EDT

Description

15 Aug 2014.
Buckingham Wetlands, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Solidago.
ID courtesy of John Ascher:
bugguide.net/node/view/1034347

Photos / Sounds

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What

esfécidos Family Sphecidae

Observer

francisco3

Date

January 18, 2015 01:33 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

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What

mason wasp Pison spinolae

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 4, 2015

Description

On my windowsill at night.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Family Sphecidae

Date

August 7, 2007

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

scottking

Date

June 25, 2013 03:25 PM CDT

Description

Thread-waisted Wasp
Cowling Arboretum
Northfield, Minnesota

Photos / Sounds

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What

esfécidos Family Sphecidae

Date

the past

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What

esfécidos Family Sphecidae

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

September 29, 2009

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Date

the past

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What

Digger Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

eraskin

Date

January 11, 2015

Description

Never seen these on a tree before, always on structures.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

scottking

Date

June 30, 2014 03:29 PM CDT

Description

Thread-waisted Wasp
Presidential Trail
Mount Rushmore
South Dakota

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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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