Great Golden Digger Wasp

How'd you like to have one of these land on your nose? It's a Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus). Photo taken September 28, 2008 on the summit plateau of Black Mesa, OK.

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Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Dec 6, 2009 9:15 pm - Voted 10/10

wow...

great detail of Sphex ichneumoneus...

Alpinist

Alpinist - Dec 7, 2009 3:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow...

Thanks! I love the pollen covered face. He looks drunk on the stuff...

Alpinist

Alpinist - Dec 26, 2011 12:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks hungry...

They do indeed have stingers which they use to sting and paralyze prey insects.

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