Ancistrocerus gazella♀︎

Last update: 9 December 2023
garden
species


Uncommon

LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden

OBSERVATION:
2023-VI-11


Aside from artificial and natural reservoirs wasps find water in wet ground as well. The wet sand in a watered planter attracted several wasp families among which this potter wasp, probably Ancistrocerus gazella [Gereys 2016]. Repeatedly she revisited the sand, what indicates she collected water for her nest.

Ancistrocerus gazella ♀︎

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

Gereys 2016 Gereys, B. (2016). Vespidae solitaires de France métropolitaine: Hymenoptera: Eumeninae, Masarinae. Fédération française des sociétés de sciences naturelles.

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