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    • Digger Wasps
    • sand wasps
    • Mud Daubers
    • Thread-waisted Wasps
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    • Sphecidae
  • Spanish
    • esfécidos

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Recent observations

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What

great golden digger Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

cspnl

Date

July 23, 2014 10:31 AM PDT

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Observer

miketroll

Date

August 18, 2014 11:13 AM CDT

Description

its pooping on me not stinging me
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Square

Observer

nvarvel

Date

August 16, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

Great Black Wasp Sphex pensylvanicus

Observer

kotenburg

Date

July 28, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

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Square

Observer

treichard

Date

August 14, 2014 01:33 PM EDT

Description

Eremnophila aureonotata - thread-waisted wasp sp.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Black Wasp Sphex pensylvanicus

Observer

rebeccazicarelli

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Two beautiful Black Wasps in oregano blossoms, their wings would flash neon blue and purple in the light, with incredible detail. Beautiful insects.

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Observer

rebeccazicarelli

Date

August 16, 2014

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Observer

sweettoil

Date

August 16, 2014 04:43 PM EDT

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Observer

garychang

Date

August 14, 2014 02:54 PM PDT

Description

The same predator-prey interaction involving a wasp and a stink bug as I saw at Cannon Hill Park.

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What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

carlaag

Date

August 14, 2014 04:10 PM CDT

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What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

finatic

Date

August 9, 2014 03:11 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Black Wasp Sphex pensylvanicus

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

August 14, 2014 12:42 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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