Sand tailed
diggerwasp ♀︎
-White melilot-

Last update: 12 September 2020
OBSERVATION:
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The Sand tailed diggerwasp (Cerceris arenaria) [1] is a frequent visitor of the White melilot (Melilotus albus). There is always one or two females present on the plants, though I haven’t spotted any males visiting them yet.

Cerceris arenaria ♀︎ on White melilot (Melilotus albus)
Cerceris arenaria ♀︎ on White melilot (Melilotus albus)
Cerceris arenaria ♀︎ on White melilot (Melilotus albus)
Cerceris arenaria ♀︎ on White melilot (Melilotus albus)
Cerceris arenaria ♀︎ on White melilot (Melilotus albus)

The females of this species are recognisable by the large rectangular pygidium.

Cerceris arenaria ♀︎ on White melilot (Melilotus albus)
Cerceris arenaria ♀︎, pygidium

References

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