Classification
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All Names

  • 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

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arnim

Date

February 4, 2012

Description

Podalonia tydei ssp. suspiciosa in Spinifex

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nicolasolejnik

Date

March 18, 2014

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What

esfécidos Family Sphecidae

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francisco3

Date

November 20, 2014 08:49 AM HST

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lauramorganclark

Date

November 20, 2014 10:21 AM CST

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corvink

Date

November 2, 2014

Description

Photo and observation by Arnim Littek.
Identification by Jo Berry.

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What

mason wasp Pison spinolae

Observer

dwilson

Date

November 8, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This appeared to be a male trying to mate with an emerging female. The nest has been on the wall for over a year, and the hole in which the female's head is visible has been there for a while too. Maybe they reuse old nests from previous years.

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blubayou

Date

November 8, 2014 01:26 PM CST

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kueda

Date

November 7, 2014 10:34 AM AEDT

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What

Steel-blue Cricket Hunter Chlorion aerarium

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lauramorganclark

Date

November 2, 2014 12:20 PM CST

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greglasley

Date

November 3, 2014

Description

I believe this is a thread-waisted wasp species, Ammophila?

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What

Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

jmcalpin

Date

November 2, 2014 02:26 PM CST

Description

Hangs out on my milkweed eating nectar from the flowers daily. Suspected it was the culprit of my disappearing monarch cats but now know this species feeds its young with orthopterans.

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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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