Feeding on elbow bush blooms. At least 4 present
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.
This is the first one digging in the garden, she does not like to be watched.
2nd one digging in the garden
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.