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    • Sphex ichneumoneus
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Recent observations

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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chrisgoforth

Date

July 2, 2015 03:59 PM EDT

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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direbecca

Date

June 26, 2015

Description

On Narrowleaf Milkweed

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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taogirl

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

not sure what this is, assumed it was some kind of wasp but haven't found one with these color patterns

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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quantron

Date

May 31, 2015

Description

Likes narrow leaf milkweed nectar.

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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pacof

Date

April 21, 2015

Description

En Paco´s Nature Reserve

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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temminicki

Date

May 24, 2015 03:46 PM PDT

Description

unfortunately this one took off before I could get a better shot

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No photos or sounds

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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efsbioblitz

Date

May 23, 2015

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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bbunny

Date

May 2, 2015 12:05 PM PDT

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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carlosflores

Date

April 28, 2015 10:02 PM PDT

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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steve_kerr

Date

June 26, 2012

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Square

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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npollock66

Date

August 10, 2006

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Great Golden Digger Sphex ichneumoneus

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jameswbeck

Date

October 26, 2008
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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.