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Species Ancistrocerus parietum

Wasp ID? - Ancistrocerus parietum - male Wasp ID? - Ancistrocerus parietum - male Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus - Ancistrocerus parietum - male Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus - Ancistrocerus parietum - male Probable Ancistrocerus parietum in NB - Ancistrocerus parietum Probable Ancistrocerus parietum in NB - Ancistrocerus parietum Probable Ancistrocerus parietum in NB - Ancistrocerus parietum Probable Ancistrocerus parietum in NB - Ancistrocerus parietum
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Ancistrocerus
Species parietum (Ancistrocerus parietum)
Remarks
". . . this species nests in virtually all kind of cavities, not only small holes in old walls.
In its European homeland, this is rather a late season species, most often encountered between mid-august and early october. Female hunts for virtually all kinds of small hairless caterpillars, even those of some butterflies, which is rare among Eumeninae (most other Ancistrocerus hunt for Gelechiid, Tortricid or Pyralid moths caterpillars)." Richard Vernier
Introduced from Europe before 1916.
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].