Symmorphus crassicornis♀︎

Last update: 5 February 2021


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


This female Symmorphus crassicornis [1,2] showed interest in an old drill hole with a plug. Unfortunately not very good photographs.

Funny enough the wall is facing North which is a hint with regards to nesting behaviour I had recently read about and the preference for nests facing North or West [3] . I have started an experiment for this purpose with small nest blocks, see bee hotel sections V en VI.

Symmorphus crassicornis ♀︎
Symmorphus crassicornis ♀︎
Symmorphus crassicornis ♀︎


1 Nederlands Soortenregister

Error: reference post not defined3 BUDRIENE, Anna. Reproductive ecology and behaviour of predatory wasps (Hymenoptera: Eumeninae). Doctor al thesis. Vilnius, 2004.