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Fletcher Wildlife Garden | all galleries >> Bees, wasps, ants and sawflies (Hymenoptera) of the FWG (19 galleries) >> Thread-waisted wasps (Family: Sphecidae) > Great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
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22-SEP-2017 Christine Hanrahan

Great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)

Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Found just one lone digger wasp nectaring on mountain mint in the backyard garden. They are impressively large and attractive creatures who stock their nest sites with live, but paralyzed Orthoptera for their young to eat.

Panasonic DMC-FZ2000
1/400s f/4.5 at 176.0mm iso125 full exif

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Fabienne23-Sep-2017 20:47
Superbe, c’est une macro très réussie.
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