Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Wildlife around Bath 22-9-2015
Field digger wasp (Mellinus arvensis) with prey
A common digger wasp, typically associated with sandy habitats. This one was amongst several other species of diggers between woodland and pasture, around an old wood pile. The adult wasp with provision offspring with multiple flies, buried in tunnels up to around 40cm deep.
Ectemnius cephalotes Family: Crabronidae
Another predatory digger wasp, which tunnels in dead wood and provisions offspring with flies.
Thanks to Ian Redding
Posted by steve curtis at 12:43:00 pm