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Three-banded Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus trifasciatus

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Three-banded Mason Wasp Three-banded Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus trifasciatus dylan Blaise Castle 7 Jul 2022, 9:20 p.m. 7 Jul 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Three-banded Mason Wasp Three-banded Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus trifasciatus dylan Blaise Castle 7 Jul 2022, 9:20 p.m. 7 Jul 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Three-banded Mason Wasp Three-banded Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus trifasciatus dylan Blaise Castle 7 Jul 2022, 9:20 p.m. 7 Jul 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Three-banded Mason Wasp Three-banded Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus trifasciatus dylan Blaise Castle 7 Jul 2022, 9:20 p.m. 7 Jul 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Three-banded Mason Wasp Three-banded Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus trifasciatus dylan Blaise Castle 7 Jul 2022, 9:20 p.m. 7 Jul 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Three-banded Mason Wasp Three-banded Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus trifasciatus dylan Blaise Castle 7 Jul 2022, 9:20 p.m. 7 Jul 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread and locally frequent throughout England and Wales but mainly in the South. Habitat includes: gardens, parks, allotments, churchyards, field margins, roadside verges, railway banks, scrub, hedgerows, woodland, wasteland etc. Flight period: June to August (sometimes May and September, rarely April). Prey item: Lepidoptera (Butterfly and Moths) and chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) larvae. Nectars on Sea-holly, Bramble, Common Hogweed and Thistles (I've also recorded Red Clover).

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