Digging wasp ID?

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BillMcGighan
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Digging wasp ID?

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Ok, insect wizards, is this a Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)?


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Sure looks like it.

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Thank you, sir.

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It's hard to get those shots, Bill. They hardly ever sit still long enough.

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They hardly ever sit still long enough.
You got that right, Dan.
There were 5 or 6 digging burrows in a patch of sugar sand, about a meter in diameter. This was in the FL panhandle.
I was going to do a video of them escavating, then a car parked right over top of the escavations. We couldn't wait; we had to leave.

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