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Offline qa33010

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Are all wasps and hornets a threat to bees?
« on: August 12, 2005, 05:17:57 PM »
This is the first wasp or hornet I've seen in about a week and it is digging a hole right in front of my colony.  It is about one to two inches long with black, orange and yellow coloring.  I can't find it on line.  The closest I've been able to find is the Cicada Killer Wasp, but not close enough.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!  David
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2005, 06:57:02 PM »
One of those mud daubers maybe? But they don't dig holes.
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Are all wasps and hornets a threat to bees?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2005, 05:08:19 AM »
No it wasn't a dauber.  The face was the pale yellow.  At first I thought Pale-faced hornet but I don't know what one looks like.  

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     I can't get a good look at the picture, but, except for the head that is real close.  I have pix and will get them to Wal-mart tomorrow and if they let me I will post one.  I have trouble with their pix disks loading up.  Usually they're just usless, but fast.

Oh oh!  I didn't see the second one.  That looks dead on!  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2005, 04:21:21 PM »
FOUND IT!!!  It's called the Great Golden Digger Wasp.  I saw a picture of it here.

www.floridanature.org/species.asp?species=Sphex_ichneumoneus

Thanks!  David
Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)