Beetle-killing Wasp (Tiphia femorata)

…a species of Tiphiid wasp which occurs through most of Europe, the eastern Palearctic ecozone, and North Africa. Adult T. femorata can be seen flying from June through September, feeding on the nectar and pollen of flowers. True to their common name T. femorata are noted parasitoids on beetles (Typically members of the Scarabaeidae), with females locating their larvae and injecting their eggs inside them to develop. 


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