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Digger Wasp (Sceliphron destillatorium)

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Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphecidae
Genus: Sceliphron
Species: destillatorium

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Positive philomel On Aug 10, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France
(Zone 8a) wrote:

This wasp is native to southern and central europe. It builds a mud nest on walls, rocks or trees, which it fills with paralysed spiders as food for its larvae. The adults feed at flowers as shown in the photographs.


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