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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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cgritz

Date

August 15, 2015

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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camelcreek

Date

August 4, 2015

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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camelcreek

Date

July 2, 2015 05:54 PM EDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Date

August 4, 2015 11:07 AM PDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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bioenthusiast_ox

Date

August 1, 2015 04:10 PM PDT

Description

Was a very large wasp when compared to some nearby honey bees.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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sagamoreoh

Date

August 1, 2015

Description

Large orange and black wasp observed several times (finally got a picture), always on swamp milkweed blooms.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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shendriks

Date

July 28, 2015

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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swampy

Date

August 14, 2014

Description

On Canada goldenrod

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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susanelliott

Date

July 25, 2015

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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sarahcarline

Date

July 25, 2015

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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pete_woods

Date

July 24, 2015 03:22 PM EDT

Description

the wasp, not the bumblebees

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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inatcos

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

large black and orange wasp

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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.

No range data available.