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five-banded tailed digger wasp

Five-banded Tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris quinquefasciata

This species is a very close relative of C. ruficornis and care is necessary to distinguish between them. Although widely distributed in southern England (especially in the south-east), this is a rare species. The majority of records are old, the most recent including individuals collected in Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Oxfordshire. Image: Paul Kitchener (Flickr).

Find out more: iNaturalist, Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society