New garden species

Sapygina decemguttata♂︎

Matricaria chamomilla (Scented mayweed)

Last update: 29 June 2022
garden
species


Common

LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden

OBSERVATION:
2022-VI-16


A new garden species! This wasp’s elongated body stood out between the foraging Ridge-saddled carpenter bees. It is a male Sapygina decemguttata [1], a rare wasp in the Netherlands that is a parasite on those bees. They were clearly not happy with his presence and purposely bumped into him from flight while he was drinking nectar.

I hope to see the females soon on the bee hotels too since the Ridge-saddled carpenter bees nest in it en masse.

Sapygina decemguttata ♀︎, imago on Scented mayweed (Matricaria chamomilla)
Sapygina decemguttata ♀︎, imago on Scented mayweed (Matricaria chamomilla)
Sapygina decemguttata ♀︎, imago on Scented mayweed (Matricaria chamomilla)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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