New garden species

Bee hotel:
Gasteruption jaculator ♀︎

Last update: 15 September 2021
OBSERVATION:
2021-IX-02

An unexpected new garden species, Gasteruption jaculator [1]. I noticed her at the end of the day flying on the bee hotels which she inspected thoroughly. She parasitizes Hylaeus and Colletes bees [2]. The first group is present on hotels but she did not parasitize a nest and unfortunately did not return after this day.

Gasteruption jaculator
Gasteruption jaculator ♀︎
Gasteruption jaculator ♀︎
Gasteruption jaculator ♀︎
Gasteruption jaculator ♀︎

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Kees van Achterberg, 2013. "de nederlandse hongerwespen (hymenoptera: evanioidea: gasteruptiidae)"

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