Tiphiidae 6 (male)

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Unknown.

Remarks: This male wasp is approximately 8 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.

This wasp was seen in January.

References: Identification courtesy of David Knowles.


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