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Great Golden Digger Wasp

Sphex ichneumoneus

Description:

Same size and shape as a normal paper wasp but the head and thorax have a golden color and the abdomen is divided into black and orange.

Habitat:

Found dying near a rock bed in my backyard.


1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Great Golden Digger Wasp
Sphex ichneumoneus A hornet or wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus - BugGuide.Net

4 Comments

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 5 years ago

Thats true haha, I just needed that step in the right direction and you definitly helped

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

I always HOPE that I am right ;-)... and I am always happy if people verify themselves and even happier if we came to the same result!

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 5 years ago

I think you are right, I looked at your link and it fits the description, thank you for the help.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Sphecidae, Sphecinae, Sphecini, Sphex sp. and look like being Sphex ichneumoneus. Please, verify!
http://bugguide.net/node/view/414

Texas, USA

Lat: 30.24, Long: -95.51

Spotted on Nov 15, 2013
Submitted on Dec 30, 2013

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