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Wasp - Sphex jamaicensis

Wasp - Sphex jamaicensis
Key Largo, Keys County, Florida, USA
January 3, 2006
Size: 25 mm
This wasp was visiting flowers at John Pennekamp.

on Sleepy Morning (Waltheria indica). Its flowers appear to be attractive to a variety of wasps.

Moved from Sphex.

Definitely a Sphex, probably S. jamaicensis. Would be easier to ID if they played reggae music, eh mon? :-)

its jamaicensis

Don't Worry; Be Happy!
Come to think of it, this wasp did seem to have a very laid-back attitude about life--S. jamaicensis must be it! Thanks, Eric!