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    • Sphex ichneumoneus
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Recent observations

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

phm8871

Date

September 29, 2016 01:18 PM CDT

Description

Feeding on elbow bush blooms. At least 4 present

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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miscelaineous

Date

September 27, 2016 10:48 AM CDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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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.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Date

September 23, 2016 11:32 AM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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rmorgan

Date

September 13, 2016 06:07 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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cgritz

Date

September 14, 2016 10:53 AM CDT

Description

This is the first one digging in the garden, she does not like to be watched.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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cgritz

Date

September 14, 2016 10:16 AM CDT

Description

2nd one digging in the garden

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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judygva

Date

July 25, 2016 10:47 AM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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mkarhatsu

Date

September 13, 2016 12:28 PM CDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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mkarhatsu

Date

September 13, 2016 11:34 AM CDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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kirbyadams

Date

September 11, 2016 12:39 PM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

rmorgan

Date

September 2, 2016 05:45 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

Sphex ichneumoneus, known commonly as the great golden digger wasp or great golden sand digger is a wasp in the family Sphecidae. It is identified by the golden pubescence on its head and thorax, its reddish orange legs, and partly reddish orange body. This wasp is native to the Western Hemisphere, from Canada to South America, and provisions its young with various types of paralyzed Orthoptera.

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