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Recent observations

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Date

September 15, 2014

Description

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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quantron

Date

May 28, 2016 01:53 PM PDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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jacy

Date

July 20, 2014

Description

On Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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juddpatterson

Date

May 27, 2016 09:59 AM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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rockjetty

Date

May 27, 2016 10:00 AM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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jacy

Date

July 25, 2014

Description

On Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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greglasley

Date

May 3, 2016

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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jacy

Date

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

Observer

alison_kondler

Date

August 19, 2014
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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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