Beewolf Philanthus triangulum: head projects further forward than most Crabronidae, which have rather flat fronted head level with the eyes. Females have a sturdy digging comb on the front legs. Nests in sand, making burrows which it stocks with Honey Bees Apis mellifera. The bees are caught, paralysed and carried to the burrow underneath the Beewolf's body. Abdomen yellow, usually with black triangles. Adults active July - September. Also known as the Bee Killer.
|A Philanthinae Digger Wasp, possibly a Beewolf, on Eryngium spp (in a garden). To the left, the parasitic fly Eriothrix rufomaculata.|
|Cerceris cf arenaria.|