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 Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)




Great black wasp | Sphex pensylvanicus photo
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)

Photograph by Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Great black wasp | Sphex pensylvanicus photo
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)

Photograph by Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Great black wasp | Sphex pensylvanicus photo
Great Black Wasp Location: Dodge Center, Minnesota, USA

Photograph by Dennis Fernkes - Edina, Minnesota, USA. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

GREAT BLACK WASP FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Sphecidae
Genus:Sphex
Species:pensylvanicus
Common Name:Great black wasp


Relatives in same Genus
  Great golden digger wasp (S. ichneumoneus)
  Mud-dauber wasp (S. jamaicensis)