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maribritt

Date

July 19, 2019 01:37 PM CDT

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calebt

Date

May 31, 2018 11:16 PM HST

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colinpurrington

Date

June 29, 2019 02:32 PM EDT

Description

This beetle explored three or four holes while I watched.

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Conoderus lividus

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colinpurrington

Date

July 4, 2019 03:02 PM EDT

Description

I think. Seems identical to previous observations at my hotel. Thanks for corrections, though!

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Genus Euodynerus

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calebt

Date

May 5, 2017 01:47 PM HST

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calebt

Date

May 21, 2019 03:35 PM HST

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Brown-legged Grass-carrying Wasp Isodontia auripes

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fitz1412

Date

July 4, 2019 03:43 PM ADT

Description

Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)- Brown-legged Grass-carrier Wasp (Isodontia auripes) with a victim, believed to be of the Order Orthoptera- Crickets. It will serve as a larval food source in a large brood chamber normally containing several larvae. I have previously digitally documented a victim cricket being taken through the entrance.

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Isodontia auripes

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fitz1412

Date

July 3, 2019 02:38 PM EDT

Description

Vespidae- Mason and Pollen Wasp (Pseudodynerus quadrisectus) checking out nesting site

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Brown-legged Grass-carrying Wasp Isodontia auripes

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fitz1412

Date

July 3, 2019 01:43 PM EDT

Description

Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)- Brown-legged Grass-carrier Wasp (Isodontia auripes) with a victim, believed to be of the Order Orthoptera- Crickets. It will serve as a larval food source in a large brood chamber. Research revealed that the brood chamber normally contains several larvae.

It is to be noted that I digitally documented a cricket being carried to this same bamboo nest site on the morning, 7/1/2019, thus ..."several larvae" in the "large" brood chamber!

This wooden framed nesting site contains 56 bamboo, 6" long segments.

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Four-toothed Mason Wasp Monobia quadridens

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fitz1412

Date

July 3, 2019 01:33 PM EDT

Description

Vespidae- Four-toothed Mason Wasp (Monobia quadridens) checking out new nesting site!

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Brown-legged Grass-carrying Wasp Isodontia auripes

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fitz1412

Date

July 1, 2019 04:28 PM ADT

Description

Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps), “Brown-legged Grass-carrier Wasp (Isodontia auripes) with victim, I believe to be of the Order Orthoptera- Crickets. It will serve as a larval food source in a large brood chamber, normally containing several larvae.

The images reflect the wasp carrying an alive/ paralyzed victim into the nesting site. The third image reflects the wasp coming to the entrance, to exit the bamboo nest site.

I would like an identification, if possible of the victim, and confirmation of my Wasp species.

This series reflects a 2nd female carrying a victim cricket to her nesting site brood chamber!

@heatherholm

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Brown-legged Grass-carrying Wasp Isodontia auripes

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fitz1412

Date

July 1, 2019 04:06 PM ADT

Description

Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)- Brown-legged Grass-carrier Wasp (Isodontia auripes) with a victim, believed to be of the Order Orthoptera- Crickets. It will serve as a larval food source in a large brood chamber normally containing several larvae.

The images reflect the wasp carrying a paralyzed victim into the nesting site, then the wasp exits the bamboo nest site.

I would like an identification, if possible of the victim, and confirmation of my Wasp species.

@johnascher
@heatherholm
@sustainablescott

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Potter and Mason Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

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austin67

Date

June 30, 2019 05:07 PM UTC

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keithroragen

Date

June 30, 2019 12:54 PM HST

Description


Douglas County, Nebraska
06/30/2019
3/16" entrance hole

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Brown-legged Grass-carrying Wasp Isodontia auripes

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fitz1412

Date

June 29, 2019 12:05 PM ADT

Description

Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps), “Brown-legged Grass-carrier Wasp (Isodontia auripes).

There were three different females attending to their brood chambers during the 30 minutes + I sat behind my tripod mounted 180mm macro lens! The nesting box has 56 lengths of bamboo, app 6" long with an entrance hole measuring app 5/16"!

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Potter and Mason Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

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fitz1412

Date

June 30, 2019 07:43 AM ADT

Description

Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)

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Brown-legged Grass-carrying Wasp Isodontia auripes

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fitz1412

Date

June 29, 2019 02:52 PM ADT

Description

Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps) family, the Brown-legged Grass-carrier Wasp (Isodontia auripes) with grass into brood chamber

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Isodontia auripes

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finniesmini

Date

June 26, 2019 04:10 PM UTC

Description

I am between the cuckoo wasp or the green metallic sweat bee. I cannot tell the difference.

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colinpurrington

Date

June 11, 2019 04:39 PM EDT

Description

Sapyga louisi waiting to parasitize the nest of Chelostoma philadelphi (Megachilidae).

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Sapyga louisi

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colinpurrington

Date

June 24, 2019 03:52 PM EDT

Description

Possibly. Thanks for any help. Found on bee hotel. It hovered over holes for 10 mins before landing. It was very, very interested. Which is curious because genus seems to be a parasite of beetles.

BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1681765.

I think it's the same wasp shown here, also on BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1343900. It's unidentified.

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Genus Digonogastra

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beeboy

Date

June 24, 2019 03:58 PM EDT

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What

Black Firefly Lucidota atra

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colinpurrington

Date

June 11, 2019 04:40 PM EDT

Description

For the second year in a row I've caught a firefly poking around the nesting holes in my bee and wasp hotel. I'm assuming it was looking for pollen/nectar residue to pilfer. I think this is a black firefly but thanks for correction.

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Lucidota atra

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colinpurrington

Date

June 7, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

Description

I think.

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Leucospis affinis

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colinpurrington

Date

June 7, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Description

At bee and wasp hotel.

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Sapyga louisi

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What

Skin Beetles Family Dermestidae

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colinpurrington

Date

June 7, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

Description

At bee and wasp hotel.

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Family Dermestidae

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colinpurrington

Date

June 6, 2019 05:48 PM EDT

Description

I think. Matches description on BugGuide. Visually similar to pics there, too. Very common at my bee hotel and seems to visit nesting holes of Chelostoma philadelphi.

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Sapyga louisi

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What

Potter and Mason Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

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colinpurrington

Date

June 6, 2019 01:25 PM EDT

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Subfamily Eumeninae

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What

Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

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keithroragen

Date

June 15, 2019 02:41 PM HST

Description

Hole is 3/16" diameter in flowering plum log

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What

Blue Orchard Bee Osmia lignaria

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maribritt

Date

June 5, 2019 07:46 PM CDT

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walker9853

Date

June 6, 2019 02:25 PM EDT

colinpurrington Project curator ID

Leucospis affinis