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    • Sphex ichneumoneus
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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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greglasley

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May 3, 2016

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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jacy

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July 20, 2015

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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santillanaale

Date

April 14, 2016 12:35 PM CDT

Description

Digging a hole by removing dirt. Next to a leafcutter ant trail (Atta texana)
24ºC, 30% Cloud cover, 60% Humidity, 20% Tree cover

USA, TX, Travis Co.: Austin
Brackenridge Field Laboratory
14-iv-2016
30.282092ºN, -97.781222ºW

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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jacy

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

On garden herb.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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jacy

Date

September 4, 2015

Description

On Tall Boneset (Eupatorium altissimum)

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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alison_kondler

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August 19, 2014

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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alison_kondler

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September 15, 2014

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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August 29, 2015

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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sambiology

Date

November 18, 2015

Description

Explored Phil Hardberger Park in the morning -- this park was packed with folks though! Nonetheless, I was still able to sneak up on a few critters... and plants. Plants are relatively easy to creep up on.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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sambiology

Date

November 17, 2015

Description

Observed while wife was in "Things in a Room" quilt shop in Fredricksburg with a lady that talked waaaaaay too much, apparently. :) All good -- gave me some time to explore out by this little creek.

Have seen these wasps before -- will have to go back and look.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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bug_eric

Date

August 4, 2014

Description

Medium-large wasp, colored as shown. Foraging for nectar from milkweed flowers.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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cgritz

Date

October 18, 2015

Description

This one made a quick stop and off again, just one bad photo

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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.
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