This was a beautiful huge wasp. I had never seen one like it. The flowers were very pretty too. The wasp allowed me to get photos from just about every angle which helped when I sent it off for identification. I have saved 7 different views here.
Male Golden Rein Wasp (Sphex habenus)
Southern Marsh Fleabane wildflower (Pluchea odorata var. odorata)