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Recent observations

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What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

sagamoreoh

Date

August 1, 2015

Description

Large orange and black wasp observed several times (finally got a picture), always on swamp milkweed blooms.

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What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

shendriks

Date

July 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

swampy

Date

August 14, 2014

Description

On Canada goldenrod

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What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

susanelliott

Date

July 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

sarahcarline

Date

July 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

pete_woods

Date

July 24, 2015 03:22 PM EDT

Description

the wasp, not the bumblebees

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

inatcos

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

large black and orange wasp

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

shaunmichael

Date

July 23, 2015 03:43 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

camelcreek

Date

July 23, 2015

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What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

scottking

Date

July 22, 2015 02:49 PM CDT

Description

Great Golden Digger Wasp
a number of active nests right outside the library
Rolvaag Library
St Olaf
Northfield, Minnesota

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What

Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

Observer

scottking

Date

July 20, 2012 10:59 AM CDT

Description

Great Golden Digger Wasp on milkweed
Mississippi River boat landing
July 20, 2012
Winona, Minnesota

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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.