Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Crabronid wasp

Eucerceris montana


This individual found in the Mountain Shrublands on the foothills of the rocky mountains


Can't figure out what species this wasp is. Spotted on a hike through Garden of the Gods in Colorado. It was on the gravely ground. On closer inspection it seems to be over (or carrying) a beetle that to me looks like a weevil of some sort. Thank you in advance for ID or any ideas. EDIT/UPDATE: Based on location, general appearance, and choice of prey item together with the general consensus of members that place it as a kind of Crabronidae, I've come up with the above ID. Please take the species ID with a grain of salt and if you have a better ID please send me a comment.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


LivanEscudero 7 months ago

Thank you, I also inquired in another group. there seems to be a consensus that it is some type Crabronidae. Based on that I did some more serching and have a tentative ID.

Ornithoptera80 7 months ago

Seems to be some species of Sand wasp.

Spotted by

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Spotted on Jul 10, 2020
Submitted on Jul 18, 2020

Related Spottings

Apoid Wasp Crabronid Wasp Weevil wasp Crabronid Wasp

Nearby Spottings

Field Bindweed Plains Prickly Pear Cactus Common Sunflower (wild) Reakirt's Blue
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team