Bee hotel:
Black Wood Borer Wasp

Last update: 30 November 2018
OBSERVATION:
2016-VI-12

A wasp from the family of Trypoxylon, Trypoxylon figulus.

Black Wood Borer Wasp
(Trypoxylon figulus)

This family is reconizable from the thin and long first abdomen segment. These wasp hunt for spiders that are stored in the nest as food for the larvae. They nest in the bee hotel and use a mud plug to close the nest entrance and make walls between the nest cells.

 


References

1 Peeters, T.M.J., C. van Achterberg, W.R.B. Heitmans, W.F. Klein, V. Lefeber, A.J. van Loon, A.A. Mabelis, H. Nieuwen-huijsen, M. Reemer, J. de Rond, J. Smit, H.H.W. Velthuis, 2004. De wespen en mieren van Nederland (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). – Nederlandse Fauna 6. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, Leiden, knnv Uitgeverij, Utrecht & European Invertebrate Survey – Nederland, Leiden.

2 Breugel, P. van 2014. Gasten van bijenhotels. – EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten en andere ongewervelden & Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden.

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