Tag Archives: Sphecidae

08.08.2022 The night time is the right time

For making more wasps apparently.  Actually this was evening so not quite dark yet. Thread-waisted Wasps-Ammophila sp.  These two were flying all over the boneset patch in tandem. Here you get a good look at just how “thread-waisted” these wasps … Continue reading

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07.15.2021 Thread-waisted Thursday

This will not likely be a weekly or monthly title.  Maybe annually although I do see this wasp family often enough. We’ll see. Maybe some of you would rather this is a one off.  🙂 I was chasing hover flies … Continue reading

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08.07.2015 More backyard bugography

First of all, this is not a bug by definition.  It’s a Great Golden Digger Wasp-Sphex ichneumoneus and fairly large…about an inch long.  But it’s a gentle giant in terms of aggression towards humans and of no threat whatsoever to … Continue reading

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