Tiphiidae 7

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Unknown.

Remarks: This wasp is approximately 20 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 January.

References: Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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

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