Species: Sand wasp - unnamed 1 (Ectemnius sp.)

Family: Sand wasps (CRABONIDAE)

Category: Insects (Other)

Location: Widespread

A. Insects (Other)

More extensive information on insects can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Sand wasps (CRABONIDAE)

Sand wasps are a tribe of the Crabonid wasp family. These are small, stout insects, often less than an inch in length. The tribe includes Digger wasps.

These wasps are often mistaken for bees because of their yellow and black banding. They are solitary rather than social wasps which do not live in colonies. Although they may cluster together, the females have their own individual nests inside sand burrows.

C. Sand wasp - unnamed 1 (Ectemnius sp.)

The individual spotted in the cemetery in late July 2023 belongs to the Ectemnius family, but its exact species cannot be ascertained. There are only a few members of this family, and it may be that this individual is Ectemnius lituratus.

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Sand wasp - unnamed 1 (Ectemnius sp.)

The individual spotted in the cemetery in late July 2023 belongs to the Ectemnius family, but its exact species cannot be ascertained. There are only a few members of this family, and it may be that this individual is Ectemnius lituratus.

This individual is a female.

Sand wasp - unnamed 1 (Ectemnius sp.)

The individual spotted in the cemetery in late July 2023 belongs to the Ectemnius family, but its exact species cannot be ascertained. There are only a few members of this family, and it may be that this individual is Ectemnius lituratus.

This individual is a female.

Sand wasp - unnamed 1 (Ectemnius sp.)

The individual spotted in the cemetery in late July 2023 belongs to the Ectemnius family, but its exact species cannot be ascertained. There are only a few members of this family, and it may be that this individual is Ectemnius lituratus.

This individual is a female.