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    • Sphex ichneumoneus
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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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yankechgary

Date

July 20, 2010

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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September 16, 2015 05:56 PM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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meadowhawk

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July 15, 2016 01:01 PM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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dcoopercem

Date

July 22, 2011 01:53 PM PDT

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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ehjalmarson

Date

August 23, 2015 03:00 PM CDT

Description

outside butterfly garden

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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elaphrornis

Date

August 23, 2006 11:53 AM EDT

Description

Sphex ichneumoneus on Ampelopsis brevipedunculata flowers, trail near viewing deck, Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY. (Another black wasp species is visible in photo below S. ichneumoneus.)

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

psweet

Date

September 17, 2012 12:40 PM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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gordon_dietzman

Date

September 4, 2013

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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sambiology

Date

November 13, 2016

Description

Woke up early to walk around the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington -- saw lots of birds! There were several other folks out birdwatching too.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

elaphrornis

Date

August 19, 2006 12:55 PM EDT

Description

Sphex ichneumoneus visiting Ampelopsis brevipedunculata flowers, trail at Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

elaphrornis

Date

August 19, 2006 11:43 AM EDT

Description

Sphex ichneumoneus on goldenrod, trail at Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

August 7, 2015 02:32 PM EDT
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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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