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Species Ancistrocerus gazella

Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus gazella Small Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus gazella - male Ancistrocerus wasp - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Ancistrocerus gazella? - Ancistrocerus gazella Ancistrocerus gazella - female Wasp on Coreopsis flower - Ancistrocerus gazella Unidentified Wasp or Yellow Jacket. - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Possible Ancistrocerus gazella in NB? - Ancistrocerus gazella
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 gazella (Ancistrocerus gazella)
Other Common Names
European tube wasp, European potter wasp
Female collects about 20 caterpillars for each nest. Larvae feed on them.
Adults feed on nectar and aphid honeydew.
Introduced from Europe before 1961.
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].