Symmorphus gracilis♀︎♂︎

Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)

Last update: 2 February 2023


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


One of the Fennel plants that were added to the garden last season is doing well judging by its enormous bulk. It is a beacon for insects that gather on her flower platforms to enjoy a drink of nectar or, in the case of the Swallowtail larvae, the leaves. Among the nectar drinkers are many wasp species, like this male Symmorphus gracilis [1].

Symmorphus gracilis ♂︎, imago on Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Daily several females visit as well.

Symmorphus gracilis ♀︎, imago op Venkel (Foeniculum vulgare)


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