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Sand Digger Wasp Labour | by Dom Greves
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Sand Digger Wasp Labour

Sand digger wasp (Ammophila sabulosa?) removing nest spoil. Thursley Common, Surrey, UK.

 

Remarkable creatures and a joy to watch. Once the nest is dug they stockpile it with caterpillars but this one soon plugged the unfinished hole and took a rest from its labours nearby.

 

See this excellent introduction to heathland solitary wasps for more.

 

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Taken on September 9, 2012