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Species Ancistrocerus gazella

eumenid? - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Wasp [Ancistrocerus? gazella??] - Ancistrocerus gazella - male Ancistrocerus gazella Hymenoptera. Vespidae. Ancistrocerus gazella. - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Little black and yellow wasp in Montreal - Ancistrocerus gazella Hymenoptera. Vespidae. Ancistrocerus gazella? - Ancistrocerus gazella - male Frontyard Wasp - Ancistrocerus gazella Wasp Foraging on Pilewort - 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
Family Vespidae (Hornets, Yellowjackets; Paper, Potter, Mason, and Pollen Wasps; and Allies)
Subfamily Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Ancistrocerus
Species gazella (Ancistrocerus gazella)
Other Common Names
European tube wasp, European potter wasp
Eastern/northeastern US, newly recorded from states such as KY on iNaturalist (2023).
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].