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 Horse guard wasp (Stictia signata)




Horse guard wasp | Stictia signata photo
Horse guard wasp (Stictia signata). Male hovering during territorial defense

Photograph by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

HORSE GUARD WASP FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Sphecidae
Genus:Stictia
Species:signata
Common Name:Horse guard wasp


Relatives in same Genus
  Horse guard wasp (S. carolina)