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Weevil wasp

Cerceris fumipennis

Description:

Dark smoky brown wings. One creamy yellow band on the second abdominal segment. Three light creamy yellow spots on the face.

Habitat:

Ground nesting. The entrance to the nest is a hole about the diameter of a pencil.

Notes:

This species preys mostly on adult metallic woodborers (Buprestidae), including the invasive emerald ash borer. The wasp is even being employed to detect the presence of EAB

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3 Comments

RickBohler
RickBohler 2 years ago

AWESOME compliment! Thank you Rangers!
Mark, Thank you too!! :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Great info and shots.

RickBohler
Spotted by
RickBohler

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Lat: 30.26, Long: -81.43

Spotted on May 5, 2015
Submitted on May 5, 2015

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