Bee-eating philanthus wasp

Bee-eating philanthus wasp

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Caption: Bee-eating philanthus wasp (Philanthus triangulum) entering its breeding tunnel. This solitary wasp lives in Europe and Northern Africa. Females hunt western honey bees and lay their eggs inside an underground chamber with several paralysed bees to act as food when the larvae hatch. Photographed in Dorset, UK, in July.

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