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Thread-waisted Wasp
(Ammophila pictipennis)
Thread-waisted Wasp
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 held folded on top of each... Read more >
Hunting wasp
(Ammophila zanthoptera)
Hunting wasp
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 at rest. It preys mainly on... Read more >
Digger Wasp
(Astata occidentalis)
Digger Wasp
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 into their nest in the ground.... Read more >
Digger wasp
(Bembecinus quinquespinosus)
Digger wasp
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 an unusual mating behaviour... Read more >
Yellow Sand Wasp
(Bembix palmata)
Yellow Sand Wasp
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. The female digs a hole in bare... Read more >
Sand wasp
(Bembix pruinosa)
Sand wasp
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 bare soil where it builds its... Read more >
Sphecid wasp
(Cerceris fumipennis)
Sphecid wasp
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Sphecid wasp
(Clypeadon laticinctus)
Sphecid wasp
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Sphecid wasp
(Crabro monticola)
Sphecid wasp
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Sphecid wasp
(Eremnophila aureonotata)
Sphecid wasp
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Grass Carrying Wasp
(Isodontia auripes)
Grass Carrying Wasp
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Sphecid wasp
(Philanthus gibbosus)
Sphecid wasp
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Sphecid wasp
(Philanthus zebratus)
Sphecid wasp
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Sphecid wasp
(Podalonia valida)
Sphecid wasp
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Sphecid wasp
(Prionyx atratus)
Sphecid wasp
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Sphecid wasp
(Pseneo punctatus)
Sphecid wasp
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Black and yellow mud dauber
(Sceliphron caementaria)
Black and yellow mud dauber
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Sphecid wasp
(Sceliphron laetum)
Sphecid wasp
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Cicada killer
(Sphecius speciosus)
Cicada killer
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Great golden digger wasp
(Sphex ichneumoneus)
Great golden digger wasp
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Mud-dauber wasp
(Sphex jamaicensis)
Mud-dauber wasp
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Great black wasp
(Sphex pensylvanicus)
Great black wasp
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Horse guard wasp
(Stictia carolina)
Horse guard wasp
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Horse guard wasp
(Stictia signata)
Horse guard wasp
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