a very distinctive large species with a body legnth of 20-24mm. the narrow waist expands gradully allong the red abdomen which is black in its last few segments. wide spread and common across much of the UK and Europe.
Female wasps Catch catterpillers and other large larvae which they bury in a pre dug hole along with a solitary egg.
- Field Guide to Insects of Britain and northern Europe - bob gibbons - the crowood press
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