Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Wildlife around Bath 22-9-2015

Field digger wasp (Mellinus arvensis) with prey
Family: Crabronidae

 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

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