Thursday, 21 July 2011

Digger Wasp

This seems to be a type of digger wasp - there are over 130 known species. It was an impressive looking insect with a long body and legs.
Digger wasps are predators so are welcome on the allotment. The young feed on paralysed insects provided by their mother prior to egg-laying.
 

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