Wasp - Ectemnius cephalotes
Fact File
Taken at Gullane on 8th July 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

 
Wasp - Ectemnius cephalotes
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Ectemnius cephalotes.
Hymenoptera.
Crabronidae.
Description:
Length:

Habitat:


Flies/Found:
Feature:
Black and yellow colouring with an almost glossy body.
Up to 15 mm
Woodland, copses and other well wooded areas, it can however
also be found in open countryside especially near to dead wood
or on umbellifer flowers.
June - Early October.
They do not dig in sand but in soft wood instead.
A nest may have one main entrance with several females using it.
They bore lateral tunnels with separate cells capable of containing
up to a dozen prey items apiece