224. The Digger On The Flower

by Ricardo August. 12, 2010 4472 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 6 years, 9 months ago

A primeira leva o trofeu!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mohammad Reza Motasadi Zadeh 6 years, 9 months ago

Nice Shot

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jennye 6 years, 9 months ago

very interesting! ...and great shots!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tom 6 years, 9 months ago

Nice capture and good reportage

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 6 years, 9 months ago

Really nice Ricky.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 6 years, 9 months ago

nice set!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jack 6 years, 9 months ago

super;)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Walter 6 years, 9 months ago

Nice bug and flowers! :-)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 9 months ago

Nice shots!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 9 months ago

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

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jet28 6 years, 9 months ago

Great capture - love the colours!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 9 months ago

Wow that's new to me TFS.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Liz 6 years, 9 months ago

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

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ibrahim 6 years, 9 months ago

great capture...

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ray 6 years, 9 months ago

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

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 9 months ago

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

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
É»„Æ™‹Ç†™ 6 years, 9 months ago

very nice!!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful post !

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 9 months ago

super !

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Birthe 6 years, 9 months ago

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

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 6 years, 9 months ago

never seen before, good catch Ricky

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eiram 6 years, 9 months ago

Interesting post! Great photos!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pandka 6 years, 9 months ago

Wow! Great!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 6 years, 9 months ago

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

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sara G 6 years, 9 months ago

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

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