Great Black Digger Wasp

Sphex pensylvanicus

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Sphex pensylvanicus is a species of digger wasp, commonly known as the great black wasp. It lives across most of North America and grows to a size of 20–35 mm (0.8–1.4 in). The larvae feed on living insects that the females paralyze and carry to the underground nest.

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  1. (c) crx2aj3, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/11286973
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphex_pensylvanicus

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