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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)

Wasps carry a vicious reputation for a generally mean disposition. It is well deserved. Of course, not all wasps are aggressive or quick to administer a painful sting, but it is wise to give them some distance unless you want to find out for yourself.

As warning, they typically flag themselves with gaudy colors - which makes them rather attractive to photograph...

Great Golden Digger Wasp
Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)

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