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The solitary great golden digger wasp

This enchanting creature, photographed by Daniel Pepper in Seattle, is a large and gentle solitary wasp, Sphex ichneumoneus. Commonly known as the great golden digger wasp, it is distributed throughout North America. One of its most striking features is the dual-colored abdomen—black and orange—and the bright orange legs. These wasps are also big. The males […] Read more