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 Great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)




Great golden digger wasp | Sphex ichneumoneus photo
Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus en ) feeding on the nectar of the flowers of the Swamp Milkweed

Photograph by Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man). GNU Free Documentation License.  (view image details)

GREAT GOLDEN DIGGER WASP FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Sphecidae
Genus:Sphex
Species:ichneumoneus
Common Name:Great golden digger wasp


Relatives in same Genus
  Mud-dauber wasp (S. jamaicensis)
  Great black wasp (S. pensylvanicus)