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 Mud-dauber wasp (Sphex jamaicensis)




Mud-dauber wasp | Sphex jamaicensis photo
Mud dauber (Sphex jamaicensis) Key West, Florida, United States

Photograph by Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

MUD-DAUBER WASP FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Sphecidae
Genus:Sphex
Species:jamaicensis
Common Name:Mud-dauber wasp


Relatives in same Genus
  Great golden digger wasp (S. ichneumoneus)
  Great black wasp (S. pensylvanicus)