Sphex pensylvanicus


Common Names: Great black wasp
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Wasps


A digger wasp. A large, black wasp. Males are smaller than females, at only 19 to 28 mm long, to females 25 to 34 mm.

Adult females of S. pensylvanicus build an underground nest. Adults can be found of flowers, plants.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Like other wasps, this one can sting, which is painful, though not likely dangerous to humans unless allergic.
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