224. The Digger On The Flower

by Ricardo August. 12, 2010 4497 views

Ammophila heydeni aka Sand Digger Wasp


The digger wasp do not live in community, they are solitary, they rarely bite and they feed their young with insects which can cause many pests such as flies, grasshoppers and worms.
These wasps are usually slender and elongated than the common ones, with the abdomen close to the 1.5 and 2.5cm .They are mainly reddish-orange or yellow but predominantly black.
With their legs they make a small tunnel on the sand (land) which will be their nest! They fill it with insects which serves like food for their larva, depending on the species hunted an insect or another, they nailed their sting to paralyze them but not kill them because if they do they can make their young in danger since they will eat the ‘’poisoned ‘’ food.



Las Avispas excavadoras no viven en comunidad,son solitarias,muy raramente pican y ademas alimentan a sus crias con numerosos insectos que pueden provocar plagas como moscas,saltamontes y gusanos.
Estas Avispas suelen ser mas estilizadas y alargadas que las comunes,con el abdomen estrecho en el principio Miden entre 1,5 y 2,5 cm. tienen principalmente colores rojizos-anaranjados o amarillos aunque predomina el negro.
Anidan en el suelo.con sus patas realizan un pequeño tunel,el cual rellenan con insectos que serviran de alimento a su larva,segun la especie cazara un insecto u otro,les clava el agijon los paralizan,pero no los matan ya que esto podria provocar podedumbre en el nido y matar a su larva mientras se desarrolla.

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Christa 7 years, 1 month ago

A primeira leva o trofeu!

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Mohammad Reza Motasadi Zadeh 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice Shot

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Jennye 7 years, 1 month ago

very interesting! ...and great shots!

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Tom 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice capture and good reportage

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Farideh_Homam 7 years, 1 month ago

Really nice Ricky.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 7 years, 1 month ago

nice set!

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Jack Castelo Branco 7 years, 1 month ago

super;)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Walter 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice bug and flowers! :-)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Andrea 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice shots!

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Art Bee 7 years, 1 month ago

Very good post Ricky! Interesting and informative, great photos as well!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 1 month ago

Great capture - love the colours!

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Moira 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow that's new to me TFS.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Liz 7 years, 1 month ago

yes very interesting..they look so different from other wasps

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ibrahim 7 years, 1 month ago

great capture...

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ray King 7 years, 1 month ago

Great lesson. Sounds like a good wasp to have around.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful post andinteresting because I don't know this digger wasp !

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
É»„Æ™‹Ç†™ 7 years, 1 month ago

very nice!!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful post !

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Claire 7 years, 1 month ago

super !

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Birthe 7 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting about this wasp, never seen it before - we don't have them here in Norway.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gerd Korts 7 years, 1 month ago

never seen before, good catch Ricky

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 1 month ago

Interesting post! Great photos!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow! Great!

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Jarvo Laysell 7 years, 1 month ago

Great photos Ricky. Very interesting reading too. I got some digger photos in Portugal. I'll post them soon.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 1 month ago

Interesting! I've never seen this type wasp..great photos :-)

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