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Parasitoid wasp and mud dauber

Trypoxylon sp

Description:

Small Brachymeria wasp, about 3mm and fine wasp of Crabronidae measuring about 1cm approximately. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR5t06IW...

Habitat:

Nest located on the wall of my house.

Notes:

I registered a Brachymeria prowling Crabronidae nests, the Brachymeria stayed a long time on the nest, bothering the Crabronidae that worked in the sealing of the nest carrying small mud balls. I'm intrigued, could this Brachymeria be a parasitoid for Crabronidae's mud nests? Please, if anyone has information about this event, I'm very grateful.

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4 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 3 years ago

Thank you for everything, dear John La Salle, I will miss you. :'(

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Fascinating spotting. (Thanks John)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Six, beautiful photos....a beautiful nest....

John La Salle
John La Salle 3 years ago

Hi Sckel

There are a couple of references to Brachymeria sp. (in one case B. villosa) parasitising Trypoxylon sp. - and in Brazil!

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=s...

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=s...

In case the links don't come through - just google "Peruquetti Brachymeria Trypoxylon"

Hope you are well - sorry I haven't been very active for a while.

John

Sckel
Spotted by
Sckel

ES, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 16, 2017
Submitted on Dec 16, 2017

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