Stigmus pendulus♀︎

Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush)

Last update: 26 June 2024


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


Following the first Stigmus pendulus [1] nest in the Butterfly bush, the site has evolved in two seasons into a colony with at least more then five nesting females. Fortunately the beetles producing the 2 to 3 millimeter large drill holes increased in number as well so many new potential nest locations are available that can be shared with the competition, especially Passaloecus and to a lesser extent Crossocerus.

The female in the photo is occupied with extensive cleaning of a drill hole prior to use.

Stigmus pendulus ♀︎, cleaning drill hole on Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii)


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