Great Golden Digger Wasp

Sphex ichneumoneus

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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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  1. (c) Andy Lazere, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/9163013
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphex_ichneumoneus

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