European beewolf

European beewolf

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum) feeding on a flower. The adult of this wasp is herbivorous. However, the larvae feed on western honey bees that have been caught, paralysed and left in the nest with her eggs by the female wasp.

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Keywords: animal, bee-eating philanthus, bee-hunter, biological, biology, burrowing wasp, digger wasp, entomological, entomology, european beewolf, fauna, feeding, flower, herbivore, herbivorous, nature, plant, predatory wasp, solitary, wasp, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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