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Humped Beewolf (Philanthus gibbosus) At a dense mixed forest edge. I&#039;m pretty sure this individual has a &quot;colony&quot; in our topsoil pile that we brought in for our gardens this year.<br />
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A cool video I found on Vimeo:<br />
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Humped Beewolf (Philanthus gibbosus)

At a dense mixed forest edge. I'm pretty sure this individual has a "colony" in our topsoil pile that we brought in for our gardens this year.

A cool video I found on Vimeo:

    comments (5)

  1. So cool! Posted 10 days ago
    1. I thought so too! Posted 10 days ago
      1. And, the common name is pretty awesome as well. Posted 10 days ago
  2. The black and yellow are so deep, truly beautiful. Posted 10 days ago
    1. <3 I am happy to have it as a neighbor! Posted 10 days ago

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''Philanthus gibbosus'', which is commonly referred to as a beewolf due to its predation practices, is a species of bee-hunting wasp and is the most common and widespread member of the genus in North America. It is native to the Midwestern United States and the western Appalachians.

Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jul 25, 2020. Captured Jul 22, 2020 14:51 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/25.0
  • 1/32s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm