Digging wasp ID?

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Digging wasp ID?

Post by BillMcGighan » May 27th, 2015, 11:45 am

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


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Re: Digging wasp ID?

Post by Gordon C. Snelling » May 27th, 2015, 3:18 pm

Sure looks like it.

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Re: Digging wasp ID?

Post by BillMcGighan » May 27th, 2015, 3:57 pm

Thank you, sir.

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Re: Digging wasp ID?

Post by Daniel D Dye » June 4th, 2015, 6:50 am

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

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Re: Digging wasp ID?

Post by BillMcGighan » June 5th, 2015, 2:51 pm

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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