New garden species

Bee hotel

Nitela borealis♂︎

Last update: 11 February 2020


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


A small diggerwasp male, Nitela borealis [1,2], looking for females on the beehotel.

The species is new to me. The small size makes these easy to mix up with other similar looking species, but I count it as a new garden species.

Nitela borealis ♂︎
Nitela borealis ♂︎


1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Hermann Dollfuss, "Bestimmungsschlüssel der Grabwespen Nord- und Zentraleuropas (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) mit speziellen Angaben zur Grabwespenfauna Österreichs", Publikation der Botanischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft am O.Ö.Landesmuseum Linz, LINZ, 20. Dezember 1991

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