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Fletcher Wildlife Garden | profile | all galleries >> Bees, wasps, ants and sawflies (Hymenoptera) of the FWG (19 galleries) >> Thread-waisted wasps (Family: Sphecidae) tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Thread-waisted wasps (Family: Sphecidae)

This family contains some of our most impressive wasps, the Sphex pensylvanicus and S. ichneumoneus, both of which can be found nectaring at flowers in mid-summer.

For a full list of all insects found at the FWG, please see Insects of the FWG

Great black digger wasp  (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Great black digger wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana) with tree cricket
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana) with tree cricket
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Mud-dauber wasp (Chalybion californicum)
Mud-dauber wasp (Chalybion californicum)
Mud dauber wasp (Chalybion californicum)
Mud dauber wasp (Chalybion californicum)
Grass-carrying Wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying Wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying Wasp nest (Isodontia mexicana)
Grass-carrying Wasp nest (Isodontia mexicana)
Blue mud dauber (Chalybion californicum)
Blue mud dauber (Chalybion californicum)
Black-and-yellow mud dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)
Black-and-yellow mud dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)
Black-and-yellow mud dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)
Black-and-yellow mud dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)
Thread-waisted wasp (Ammophila procera)
Thread-waisted wasp (Ammophila procera)
Sphecid wasp  (Eremnophila aureonotata)
Sphecid wasp (Eremnophila aureonotata)
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Great black  wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus) on swamp milkweed
Great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus) on swamp milkweed
Sphecid wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Sphecid wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Sphecid wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Sphecid wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Sphecid wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Sphecid wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Sphex ichneumoneus
Sphex ichneumoneus
Sphecid wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Sphecid wasp (Isodontia mexicana)
Sphecid wasp (Isodontia mexicana), on goldenrod
Sphecid wasp (Isodontia mexicana), on goldenrod
Black-and-yellow mud dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)
Black-and-yellow mud dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)