A potter wasp at Parke

I photographed this little wasp at Parke last week. A quick email conversation with John Walters confirmed it as one of the ‘potter wasps’ probably an Ancistrocerus species – these make mud nests in cavities in walls and fences. There are several species of Ancistrocerus and they are rather hard to tell apart …

Ancistrocerus 2
Pretty little insect

Ancistrocerus 1Hoping to go out with John in August and see the Heath Potter Wasp on Bovey Heath – will report back then

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