Tiphiidae 4 (female)

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Unknown.

Remarks: This female wasp is approximately 15 millimetres long.

After mating, the wingless female Tiphiid wasp searches the ground for a beetle larva. Once found, she paralyses the beetle larva and lays an egg on it. After hatching, the young wasp eats the beetle larva.

These photographs were taken in July.

References: Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiphiidae

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