I have another bug for you to look at. I was at work the other day and I saw this really big wasp digging holes in the walking path. He is about 1 inch long and extremely fast. I hope you like the pics.
Ed Cogan

Hi Ed,
Looks like you killed a Great Golden Digger Wasp, Sphex ichnumoneus. They hunt katydids and nest in burrows.

2 Responses to Great Golden Digger Wasp

  1. Karen says:

    I live on the same latitude as James but farther west; in Kemptville, ON, half way between Ottawa and Ogdensburg, NY.
    I’ve never seen the Great Golden Digger Wasp before but I have at least 3 of them burrowing in my yard. The soil is very sandy and their burrow gets about half a day of sun.

    Are these rare creatures? Are they moving North as the planet warms up? Is there anything I should be doing to encourage them?

    Thank you,

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