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Species Ancistrocerus gazella

Small black and yellow wasp - Ancistrocerus gazella - female 1677 - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Ancistrocerus gazella? - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Ancistrocerus gazella? - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Ancistrocerus gazella? - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Hymenoptera. Vespidae. Ancistrocerus gazella. - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Ancistrocerus gazella - female wasp or bee? - Ancistrocerus gazella
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 gazella (Ancistrocerus gazella)
Other Common Names
European tube wasp, European potter wasp
Food
Female collects about 20 caterpillars for each nest. Larvae feed on them.
Adults feed on nectar and aphid honeydew.
Remarks
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].