Argogorytes [Gorytes] mystaceus (Linnaeus 1761) (Family Crabronidae)


Male

With Philaenus spumarius Nymph

Female

Length: Male 8-11mm, Female 10-14mm; Proboscis Length: 1mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? (Winter) ? May - September
(Earliest: 6.5)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Stocked by Female for Larva)

Paralysed Philaenus spumarius

Paralysed Cercopidae Nymphs
Food:
(Adult)

Several Apiaceae Nectar
Nest:
Bare Ground
Nest Parasites:
Nysson spinosus
Mimics:
Clytus arietis
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

BWARS: Argogorytes mystaceus
Nature Spot: Argogorytes mystaceus


Pictures © 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 J.K. Lindsey

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