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Thread-waisted Wasp
Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila pictipennis)
Ammophila pictipennis is a black Sphecid wasp with orange band on the abdomen and a black bulb-shaped tip to the abdomen. The wasp has a very narrow waist between the thorax and abdomen. The wings are brownish and are... Read more >
Hunting wasp
Hunting wasp (Ammophila zanthoptera)
Ammophila zanthoptera (Hunting Wasp) is a black wasp with very narrow waist and an orange band on the abdomen. The tail of the abdomen is bulb shaped. The wings are brownish and are held folded on top of each other when... Read more >




Digger Wasp
Digger Wasp (Astata occidentalis)
Astata occidentalis is a black Sphecid wasp with very dark wings. The males have large compound eyes. These solitary wasps sting and paralyse adult stink bugs that are about as large as themselves, and drag them down... Read more >
Digger wasp
Digger wasp (Bembecinus quinquespinosus)
The Digger wasp, Bembecinus quinquespinosus, is a Sphecid wasp. Males vary in size, with smaller wasps are dark with white bands on the abdomen, and larger wasps are more yellow with white bands on abdomen. The wasp has... Read more >
Yellow Sand Wasp
Yellow Sand Wasp (Bembix palmata)
The Yellow Sand Wasp has yellow head, black and yellow thorax, and yellow legs. The upper side of the thorax is black and may have some yellow markings, and the abdomen is black with prominent well defined white bands.... Read more >
Sand wasp
Sand wasp (Bembix pruinosa)
Bembix pruinosa is a digger wasp that preys on flies. It is a black and white wasp, with black head, black on upper side of thorax and paler below. The abdomen is black with bold white bands. The female digs a hole in... Read more >
Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Cerceris fumipennis)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Clypeadon laticinctus)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Crabro monticola)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Eremnophila aureonotata)
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Grass Carrying Wasp
Grass Carrying Wasp (Isodontia auripes)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Philanthus gibbosus)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Philanthus zebratus)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Podalonia valida)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Prionyx atratus)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Pseneo punctatus)
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Black and yellow mud dauber
Black and yellow mud dauber (Sceliphron caementaria)
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Sphecid wasp
Sphecid wasp (Sceliphron laetum)
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Cicada killer
Cicada killer (Sphecius speciosus)
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Great golden digger wasp
Great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
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Mud-dauber wasp
Mud-dauber wasp (Sphex jamaicensis)
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Great black wasp
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
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Horse guard wasp
Horse guard wasp (Stictia carolina)
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Horse guard wasp
Horse guard wasp (Stictia signata)
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