Sphex ichneumoneus

Common Names: Great golden digger wasp, great golden sand digger
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Wasps

Head and thorax have golden hair. Abdomen black with orange/red on first segment.

Frequently found on flowers and very active. Typically found July to August.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Like other wasps, they are capable of stinging but are not generally dangerous to humans.
Additional Information: http://bugguide.net/node/view/414