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Weevil wasp

Cerceris fumipennis


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


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


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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RickBohler 2 years ago

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

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.

Spotted by

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Lat: 30.26, Long: -81.43

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

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