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

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Tiphiid Wasp (Tiphiidae) on Canada Goldenrod.Tiphiid Wasp on Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Stizoides renicinctus.  (I couldn’t find a common name in English.)

Stizoides renicinctus (No Common Name in English)

Clear-WingMoth(Hemaris diffinis) on a Teasel.Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) and Clear-Wing Moth (Hemaris diffinis)

Eusapyga verticalis Wasp on Snow on the Mountain spurge.  (It’s easy to think all wasps are Yellow Jackets until you start investigating and discover just how many there are.)Eusapyga verticalis (Stelis?) Wasp on Snow on the Mountain

Below is the Cicada Hawk Wasp (Sphecius speciosus).  The female stings and paralyzes cicadas and drags them to her burrow where she lays eggs in their still living bodies for the larva to eat when they hatch.  The wasp below, photographed in Pioneer Park, settled on my leg for its portrait.   Either I am so brave or I know that the males, and this is one, do not have stingers.

BumbleBee on a Heath Aster.Bumble Bee on Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

Unidentified Bee on a Heath Aster.  It may even be a wasp.Bee on Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

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