Classification
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  • 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

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

centratex

Date

September 25, 2016 02:39 PM CDT

Description

I have been watching several small burrows in the yarden over the last few days. I finally saw the creature that is constructing and tending them. This individual might have just caught something because it was carefully packing the burrow with fresh materials.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Black Wasp Sphex pensylvanicus

Observer

jenthebird

Date

September 23, 2016 10:05 AM CDT

Description

Firefly meadows, BFL

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

micrathene

Date

August 11, 2009 06:35 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

aztekium

Date

September 22, 2016 01:20 PM YEKT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

lfelliott

Date

September 24, 2016 03:12 PM CDT

Description

on Hylotelephium

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

meghan_l

Date

September 24, 2016 12:50 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Digger Wasps Genus Sphex

Observer

thewayfarer21

Date

September 20, 2016 04:11 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Date

September 23, 2016 11:32 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Thread-waisted Wasp Ammophila procera

Observer

camelcreek

Date

September 22, 2016 06:29 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

wkcheng71

Date

June 7, 2015 01:09 PM HKT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kevinemetcalf

Date

September 20, 2016 04:48 PM EDT

Description

Female. ID based on comparing images in Bugguide.

Photos / Sounds

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

pacof

Date

September 22, 2016 11:52 PM CST

Description

Selva Baja Caducifolia en Paco´s Reserva de Flora y Fauna Silvestre

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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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