New garden species

Bee hotel:
Agenioideus cinctellus ♂︎

Last update: 5 February 2021

A new garden species. A wasp, Agenioideus cinctellus [1,3] from the family Spiderwasps (POMPILIDAE). It is a male based on the dark thorax [2]. The species is recognizable by the light oval spots on the inner eye edge [2].

This specimen sat on the beehotel. The species may use the beehotel for nesting [4].

I had a series of 4 photos that were all terrible, only this one was a bit usefull for identification.

Agenioideus cinctellus ♂︎


1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Peeters, T.M.J., C. van Achterberg, W.R.B. Heitmans, W.F. Klein, V. Lefeber, A.J. van Loon, A.A. Mabelis, H. Nieuwen-huijsen, M. Reemer, J. de Rond, J. Smit, H.H.W. Velthuis, 2004. De wespen en mieren van Nederland (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). – Nederlandse Fauna 6. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, Leiden, knnv Uitgeverij, Utrecht & European Invertebrate Survey – Nederland, Leiden.

3 Albert de Wilde, Insecten fotosite, Wespen

4 Breugel, P. van 2014. Gasten van bijenhotels. – EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten en andere ongewervelden & Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden.

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