Explanation of Names
Author of species is Fernald, 1903.
A dark Sphex with silvery pubescence on thorax and distinctive tan legs.
Southeastern United States. California Academy of Sciences (Internet references) lists records from Texas, Tennessee, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina. See also BugGuide records under the Data tab--records from as far north as IL and NY.
July-August (North Carolina)
Provisions nest with katydids and gryllacridids.
One of the wasp's chief hosts is Camptonotus carolinensis
Sphex flavovestita also has tan legs.
Brimley, p. 444, lists as Chlorion nudum
from coastal plain and mountains of North Carolina (1)