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European Beewolf

Philanthus triangulum


Also known as a Bee Killer Wasp, the female digs a tunnel in the sand with a series of side compartments, in each of which a single egg is laid. A honey-bee is then caught and stung to paralyse it, then carried to the tunnel and placed with an egg and the compartment is sealed. When the larva hatches from the egg it feeds on the honey bee. For the full story see the reference link supplied.


Coastal marshes


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Sagunto/Sagunt, Comunidad Valenciana / Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Oct 9, 2014
Submitted on Dec 13, 2014

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