Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp

Cerceris rybyensis – That is a bit of a mouthful, I know. I spotted this feeding off the rich nectar of spindle flowers growing in my back garden. Double-click for a closer peek.


Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris rybyensis

Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris rybyensis

Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris rybyensis
Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris rybyensis

Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris rybyensis

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 15th June 2019
Place: Rear garden, Staffordshire


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20 thoughts on “Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp

  1. Interesting species, looks sympathetic. I don’t know if I ever met one, rather outside, than on my balcony. She reminds me of Ectemnius, which grab a lot in my pots in summer time πŸ™‚

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