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    • Sphecidae

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 30, 2015

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Observer

cwwood

Date

August 15, 2015 12:13 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blue Mud Dauber Chalybion californicum

Observer

amyjaeckerjones

Date

April 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Observer

aguilita

Date

August 29, 2015

Description

Note: We kindly request your assistance in IDentifying this particular wasp. Its features include a thin then broader abdomen that begins black in color at the base then turns red-orange, then back to black. Many thanks in advance for your expert assistance in IDing it. Thanks!

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Wasp l No ID l Need Your Assistance IDing this Wasp

29 August 2015: While walking the mostly dried out rocky creek bed of Cooper Creek about a quarter-mile downstream from Avondale Park in Denton, Texas, we came across this wasp drawing water from what remains of it in Cooper Creek along with several other species of wasps. This is not a very common wasp at this site as there are not many flying in the area and this is our first observation of it this summer though we may have missed it before. Was able only to take the one digital image as it landed and did not allow for better focus and much less a series of images to be taken before it simply flew away, skittish.

We did some searching online but have not come up with the proper ID or anything close to it.

Avondale Park and Cooper Creek are administered by the City of Denton, Texas.

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Observer

amyjaeckerjones

Date

August 18, 2015 09:19 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

royaltyler

Date

August 29, 2015 11:10 AM CDT

Description

Wasp with red and black bands

Photos / Sounds

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What

Steel-blue Cricket Hunter Chlorion aerarium

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

August 29, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

cwwood

Date

August 13, 2015 11:08 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

swampy

Date

August 29, 2015

Description

Hiding from the rain.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

August 29, 2015 12:29 PM PDT

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Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

August 28, 2015 02:47 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

treichard

Date

August 28, 2015 05:27 PM EDT

Description

Red wasp

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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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