Saturday, 4 August 2012

Myrmosa atra

This is actually the wingless female wasp Myrmosa atra, not an ant. It is thought to be a parasitoid of various species of ground-nesting wasps and bees, entering their holes to lay an egg. Surprisingly difficult to photograph as they walk quickly making it difficult to get focus, here at Rowney Warren where at least two were at large.

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