Ornate tailed diggerwasp ♂︎
-Giant goldenrod-

Last update: 16 September 2020
OBSERVATION:
2020-VIII-232020-VIII-20

A male Ornate tailed diggerwasp (Cerceris rybyensis) foraging for nectar on Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea).

The photographs are unfortunately not that good.

Ornate tailed diggerwasp ♂︎ (Cerceris rybyensis) on Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

I thought I had captured this particular specimen in the photos below for identification, see here, but the yellow colouring on tergites 4 and 5 is slightly different. Based on the characters it is the same species. Numerous Cerceris wasp species are flying on the Goldenrod and this day apparently this included at least two specimen of this species.

Ornate tailed diggerwasp ♂︎ (Cerceris rybyensis) on Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Ornate tailed diggerwasp ♂︎ (Cerceris rybyensis)

References

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