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    • Sphex ichneumoneus
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    • Great Golden Digger

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mickeylong

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

One nectaring on Flat-topped Buckwneat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) near Flint Wash Bridge.

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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jessicaw

Date

July 21, 2014

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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saranimal

Date

July 19, 2014 03:33 PM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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goldeagle60

Date

July 18, 2014

Description

Black and red wasp with golden face.

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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kpmcfarland

Date

July 19, 2014 04:02 PM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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ajferrara

Date

July 11, 2014 10:07 AM PDT

Description

Feeding on Milkweed. Apparently they're very common when the milkweed is in bloom, or freshly watered.

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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mybblucas

Date

July 4, 2014 01:22 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw a lot of these last summer. First sighting today on the front walk where I was watering plants.

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mickeylong

Date

July 2, 2014

Description

One of two fairly large (almost 1 inch) Sphecid wasps nectaring on flowers of Coffeeberry (Frangula californica).

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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johnratzlaff

Date

June 21, 2014 02:16 PM EDT

Description

At burrow entrance.

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creationhiker

Date

May 31, 2014

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aaroncarlson

Date

July 28, 2011 11:06 AM CDT

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calopteryx

Date

June 19, 2012
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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.