solitary wasp sub species


derek897

Link Posted 19/06/2018 - 20:36
Here are a few from today, incl some pushing and shoving, 1 with red legs ??? 1 with a very badly damaged wing and something buried and a tooth pick for scale.


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davidwozhere

Link Posted 20/06/2018 - 01:17
They don't appear to have stingers so that rules out wasps?
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derek897

Link Posted 20/06/2018 - 07:33
I've been told not. I've enquired on 3 separate id forums and they all seem to be saying the same thing.

http://www.bwars.com/wasp/crabronidae/crabroninae/crossocerus-cetratus
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MHOL190246

Link Posted 20/06/2018 - 11:54
Hi, My guess would be a Digger Wasp, but to confirm, if you send an image to the Royal Entomological Society at www.royensoc.co.uk/identifying-insects they will give you a definitive answer. Good luck

Mick

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derek897

Link Posted 20/06/2018 - 12:05
I'll give it a go and see what happens. I'll update if I get an ID 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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derek897

Link Posted 29/06/2018 - 17:52
MHOL190246 wrote:
Hi, My guess would be a Digger Wasp, but to confirm, if you send an image to the Royal Entomological Society at www.royensoc.co.uk/identifying-insects they will give you a definitive answer. Good luck

Mick

Well I got a reply today, they were able to give me an ID from the images I submitted.

Your insect appears to be a solitary wasp from the genus Croosocerus. The females burrow into dead wood, lay their eggs and provision the growing larvae with small flies and other insects.

Best wishes

Jim Hardie

So thanks for the link Mick 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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