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Great golden digger wasp  Great golden digger wasp,Sphex ichneumoneus Click/tap to enlarge

Great golden digger wasp

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''Sphex ichneumoneus'', known commonly as the great golden digger wasp or great golden sand digger is a wasp in the family Sphecidae. It is identified by the golden pubescence on its head and thorax, its reddish orange legs, and partly reddish orange body. This wasp is native to the Western Hemisphere, from Canada to South America, and provisions its young with various types of paralyzed Orthoptera.

D. Hofstadter cites the observation by Woodridge of S. ichneumoneus continually repeating.. more

Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Aug 18, 2018. Captured Aug 17, 2018 16:04.
  • X-E2
  • f/1.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 55mm