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Wasps of Colorado

Wasps of Colorado

Wasps are perhaps the most under-appreciated of all insects, yet remarkably diverse in form, complex in behavior, and critically important to ecosystem health. Your spottings, from social yellowjackets to solitary velvet ants, could greatly expand our knowledge of these amazing insects. *Edited by Project Noah management team to comply with user-created mission rules. Sign in to join mission

Wasps of Colorado
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Please make sure your spotting is of an actual wasp, and not a fly, moth, true bug, or other insect that *mimics* a wasp. Images of wasps with prey or host animal are especially valuable. Detailed geographic location of your spotting can help improve our understanding of the geographic distribution of a given species. Lastly, please realize that images of living specimens may not be enough to identify the specimen to species, or even genus.

Wasps of Colorado

Lat: 38.83 Long: -104.75

Recent Spottings

Cuckoo wasp BugEric 5 1 Cuckoo wasp
Bethylid wasp BugEric 1 0 Bethylid wasp
Bethylid wasp BugEric 1 0 Bethylid wasp
Ichneumon wasp BugEric 1 0 Ichneumon wasp
Thread-waisted Wasp Machi 2 0 Thread-waisted Wasp
Paper Wasp Machi 1 0 Paper Wasp
Thread-waisted Wasp BugEric 1 0 Thread-waisted Wasp
Spider wasp BugEric 3 1 Spider wasp
Blue Mud Dauber Andrew Gillespie 1 0 Blue Mud Dauber
European Paper Wasp BlueAppaloosa 2 0 European Paper Wasp
Sand Wasp BlueAppaloosa 5 3 Sand Wasp
Square-headed wasp BugEric 1 0 Square-headed wasp
Tiphiid Wasp BlueAppaloosa 0 0 Tiphiid Wasp
Western Paper Wasp BlueAppaloosa 0 0 Western Paper Wasp
Black and yellow mud dauber bugblub 5 0 Black and yellow mud dauber
Velvet ant (female) BugEric 1 0 Velvet ant (female)
Orussid wasp BugEric 3 0 Orussid wasp
Crabronid Wasp KeithRoragen 1 0 Crabronid Wasp
Tarantula hawk (male) BugEric 12 3 Tarantula hawk (male)
Sand-loving wasps (pair) BugEric 2 1 Sand-loving wasps (pair)
Solitary wasp BugEric 1 0 Solitary wasp
Velvet Ant KeithRoragen 3 0 Velvet Ant
Velvet ant (female) BugEric 2 0 Velvet ant (female)
Western Cicada Killer (female) BugEric 3 0 Western Cicada Killer (female)
Beewolf wasp BugEric 3 0 Beewolf wasp
Ant-hunting wasp (male) BugEric 2 0 Ant-hunting wasp (male)
Spider wasp (female) BugEric 2 0 Spider wasp (female)
Mason wasp BugEric 3 1 Mason wasp
Sand wasp (male) BugEric 2 0 Sand wasp (male)
Beewolf wasp (male) BugEric 1 0 Beewolf wasp (male)
Beewolf wasps (pair) BugEric 1 0 Beewolf wasps (pair)
Weevil wasp BugEric 1 0 Weevil wasp
Ant-hunting wasp (female) BugEric 1 0 Ant-hunting wasp (female)
Elm Sawfly (male) BugEric 3 0 Elm Sawfly (male)
Square-headed wasp BugEric 1 0 Square-headed wasp
Tiphiid wasps (males) BugEric 1 0 Tiphiid wasps (males)
Sphecid wasp (male) BugEric 1 0 Sphecid wasp (male)
Steel Blue Cricket Hunter BugEric 1 0 Steel Blue Cricket Hunter
Mason wasp BugEric 2 1 Mason wasp
Chyphotid wasp (female) BugEric 2 1 Chyphotid wasp (female)
Gall wasp (female) BugEric 1 1 Gall wasp (female)
Pteromalid wasp BugEric 1 0 Pteromalid wasp
Spider wasp BugEric 1 0 Spider wasp
Ichneumon wasp BugEric 1 0 Ichneumon wasp
Cow Killer (female) BugEric 1 1 Cow Killer (female)
Ichneumon wasp BugEric 1 0 Ichneumon wasp
Mason wasp (female) BugEric 1 0 Mason wasp (female)
Mason wasp (male) BugEric 1 0 Mason wasp (male)
Carrot wasp (female) BugEric 1 0 Carrot wasp (female)
Potter wasp BugEric 1 0 Potter wasp

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