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Digger wasps Insect

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The largest of the European hymenopterans, the yellow- faced Digger wasps Insect, Scolia flavifrons from southern Europe, is harmless to humans. However, it is a parasite on the beetle oryctes nasicornis. Body length 1.6 inches (4 cm).

Digger wasps Insect Facts:

Common name: Digger wasps

Family: Scoliidae

Suborder: Apocrita

Order: Hymenoptera

Class/subphylum: Insecta/Hexapoda

Number of species: About 300 (about 20 U.S.)

Size: From about 0.5 in (13 mm) to about 2.4 in (6 cm)

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Key features: Mostly large, robustly built, hairy wasps; color usually black marked with brown, orange, or yellow, both sexes fully winged; female antennae 12-segmented, male antennae 13-segmented; outer sections of forewings have a corrugated appearance

Habits: Adults mainly found on flowers in bright sunshine; larvae live underground on beetle larvae

Breeding: Males considerably smaller and slimmer than females; males and females perform a “mating dance female digs into ground and lays egg on large beetle larvae

Diet: Adults feed on flower nectar; larvae feed on living beetle larvae

Habitat: open countryside, meadows, mountainsides, coastal sand dunes, gardens, and woodland edges

Distribution: Mainly in warmer parts of world; in North America as far north as southern Canada

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