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Photo#7513
Wasp on mountain mint - Sphex ichneumoneus - male

Wasp on mountain mint - Sphex ichneumoneus - Male
Churchville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 6, 2004
This wasp looks like the golden digger wasp that I have seen in these pages, I just want to make sure of it.
Southeastern PA

Golden Digger, Sphex ichneumoneus
Yes, I think this is a Golden Digger--it is distinctive. (I no longer opine on all those blue-black species, however!) They're all over flowers right now in North Carolina.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Sphex ichneumoneus
Thanks for your help.

 
Moved to guide--Sphex ichneumoneus
Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

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