Bee hotel

Wasp nest!

Ectemnius cavifrons♀︎

Last update: 29 October 2023


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


A female Ectemnius cavifrons has found a place to stay for the night.

Ectemnius cavifrons ♀︎

A few days earlier a female provisioned her nest with flies a little further away on that same nest block, block 4 on section II, possibly the same specimen.

Ectemnius cavifrons ♀︎

Ectemnius female do not use the drill holes directly, instead they excavate deeper into the wood using the drill hole as a main corridor which is not closed of. The wood dust collected during the excavation is pushed behind her into the main corridor and out of the nest. From the outside the nest entrance is completely blocked with wood dust that periodically moves outward with a jerk. Below the entrance a large pile of it is built up.

Ectemnius sp. ♀︎


1 Nederlands Soortenregister

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *