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In the News (Thu 18 Apr 19)

  Kazenas, V
On the biology of the digger wasp Sphex mocsaryi Kohl (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae).
Sphecoid wasps of the genus Diodontus Curtis (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) from south-eastern Kazakhstan.
Digger wasps of the genus Dinetus Panzer (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) of the USSR fauna.
www.members.tripod.com /entlep/Kazenas.htm   (2020 words)

 Wasp - Search View - MSN Encarta
Wasps are found in all but the very coldest of regions, but the majority of species occur in warm or tropical climates.
Among the former are the hornets, the yellow jackets, and the large, mahogany-coloured wasps known as the paper wasps; they live in communities consisting of males, females, and sterile workers.
In some tropical species new communities of wasps are formed by swarming, in which a new young queen leaves the nest with a number of workers and establishes her own nest at another location.
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_761571800__1/Wasp.html   (742 words)

 Wasp Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wasp is the common name for any of approximately 25,000 insects that have well-defined life stages, separated by a distinct metamorphosis, the adult having a narrow waist between the first and second abdominal segments.
Social wasps include the hornets, the yellow jackets, and the large, mahogany-colored wasps known as the paper wasps; they live in communities consisting of males, females, and sterile workers.
The term hornet popularly refers to wasps that are of large size, exhibit aggressive behavior and are thought to have a potent sting.
www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us /4th/kkhp/1insects/waspfax.html   (1453 words)

 Digger Wasps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The digger wasps are solitary wasps; that is, they live independently rather than in social colonies and they do not depend on other members of a colony to share in the raising of young or the maintaining of a nest.
Wasps are generally beneficial and a nest in an out of the way location where it is not likely to be disturbed should be left alone.
Ground nests of cicada killers and other digger wasps can be destroyed by placing an insecticide dust (e.g., Sevin garden dust) in and around the nest entrance during the night.
www.ipm.iastate.edu /ipm/hortnews/1996/7-26-1996/digwasps.html   (368 words)

 Digger wasp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Digger wasps are cosmopolitan predators that can sting and paralyze prey insects.
A well-known species of digger wasp is the great golden digger (Sphex ichneumoneus) which is found in North America.
During the wasp's inspection of the nest an experimenter can move the prey a few inches away from the opening of the nest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Digger_wasp   (536 words)

 Mud-Dauber Wasp
The wasps are dark brown in colour, with yellow banded abdomen.
Mud-Dauber Wasps have the common characteristic of all wasps - the narrow waist in the middle of their body, and theirs are exceptionally long.
The body length of the wasp is 22mm, fl with yellow pattern on thorax and yellow banding on abdomen.
www.geocities.com /brisbane_wasps/Palmdart.htm   (803 words)

 Bees, Wasps, and Hornets - ADAM'S Pest Info and Identification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wasps and Bees are considered to be beneficial insects; the fact that they can sting causes much fear in homeowners, therefore the need for them to be controlled.
Both Bees and most Wasps are “social” insects meaning that they live in colonies ruled by queens and maintained by workers, however, they look and behave differently.
Wasps have a slender body with a narrow waist, slender, cylindrical legs, and appear smoothed-skinned and shiny.
www.adamspestcontrol.com /pestid/beeswaspshornets.htm   (679 words)

 Television Point | Dictionary | Meaning of wasp
Note: The social wasps make a complex series of combs, of a substance like stiff paper, often of large size, and protect them by a paperlike covering.
The larv[ae] are reared in the cells of the combs, and eat insects and insect larv[ae] brought to them by the adults, but the latter feed mainly on the honey and pollen of flowers, and on the sweet juices of fruit.
{Digger wasp}, any one of numerous species of solitary wasps that make their nests in burrows which they dig in the ground, as the sand wasps.
www.televisionpoint.com /dictionary/default.asp?define=wasp   (235 words)

 Digger Wasps
The wasp has caught its victim and with a quick sting has paralyzed it and thrown it into a comatose condition from which it never recovers.
The delicate, white, elongate egg of the wasp is laid under the middle leg of the Cicada and when it hatches the larva sticks out its head and begins at once to draw nourishment from between the segments of its victim.
This big digger wasp is very abundant in mid-summer throughout the southern states.
www.insectguide.net /diggerwasps.html   (410 words)

 Tribuneindia... Nature
These wasps have an extremely slender waist between the thorax and the abdomen (hence the expression wasp-waisted), and this gives them the ability to make extremely acrobatic and precise movements.
The precise and subtle functions of the wasp’s venom are unique in the animal kingdom.
The second function of the wasp’s venom is that it inhibits the normal decomposition of the tissues while the larva is feeding on these.
www.tribuneindia.com /1999/99aug22/sunday/nature.htm   (589 words)

 Wasp Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I was fascinated by the unique nest-building ability of many wasps, as well as the complex social structure of the hornets, yellowjackets and umbrella paper wasps.
The other primary social wasp problem is that social wasp workers are capable of swarming out en masse to attack and sting nest intruders.
The large fl and yellow wasp is the queen, and the small one is a worker.
sphs.angeltowns.net /A_R_Wehrle/wasps/wasps.html   (1337 words)

 Great Golden Digger Wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus
Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies) / Apocrita (Ants, Bees and Wasps) / Wasps » Sphecidae (Digger Wasps) / Sphecinae / Sphex / Sphex ichneumoneus
Sphex digger wasp with katydid nymph prey provision for larval cell
Adult digger wasps are robust, active insects that take nectar at many different varieties of flowers.
www.cirrusimage.com /hymenoptera_Great_Golden_Digger_Wasp.htm   (307 words)

 eNature: Ask an Expert
Also, I've heard of a wasp that lays its eggs in live orb weavers causing these spiders to later create special sections in their webs for the larva to change to their adult state.
You are describing the behavior of a spider wasp (family Pompilidae), possibly a member of the genus Priocnemis, although there are others that match this description.
The wasp lays a single egg on the spider and leaves the stunned spider to be consumed alive by the maggot like wasp larva.
www.enature.com /expert/expert_show_question.asp?questionID=12012   (345 words)

 Digger Wasps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
These Digger Wasps include the cicada killer wasp, the largest wasp found in Iowa.
If, however, a nest is located where problems could arise, such as under a deck or near an often-used door or sidewalk, removal is justified.
Ground nests of cicada killers and other digger wasps can be destroyed by placing an insecticide dust (e.g.
www.ipm.iastate.edu /ipm/hortnews/2004/7-30-2004/diggerwasps.html   (373 words)

 ISU Extension News Release
The great fl digger wasp is 1 inch long with a fl body and iridescent blue-fl wings.
Social wasps are justifiably feared for the threat of being stung.
While the female cicada killer wasps are busy perpetuating the species, the males fly back and forth to patrol and defend a territory, a small section of the landscape they have claimed as their own.
www.extension.iastate.edu /newsrel/2000/jul00/jul0028.html   (790 words)

 Wasp - definition from Biology-Online.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Any of the numerous species of the genus vespa, which includes the true, or social, wasps, some of which are called yellow jackets.
The social wasps make a complex series of combs, of a substance like stiff paper, often of large size, and protect them by a paperlike covering.
Wasp fly, a species of fly resembling a wasp, but without a sting.
www.biology-online.org /dictionary/Wasp   (239 words)

 SPHECOS 30, June 1996, p. 37-42
Male nest defense in the digger wasp Cerceris binodis (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).
Nemkov, P.G. Digger wasps of the tribe Gorytini (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) of the fauna of Russia
The wasp genus Gastrosericus Spinola, 1839 (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).
www.sel.barc.usda.gov /selhome/sphecos/sph30_37.htm   (3530 words)

 Literature Cited
Evans, H. Observations on the nestirig behavior of digger wasps of the genus Ammophila.
On the instincts and habits of solitary wasps.
Steiner, A. Predatory behavior of digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) Vl.
insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu /sphecidwasps/Sphecid_refs.html   (559 words)

 What's That Bug: Hornets and Wasps
This is a Wasp, one of the Cricket Hunters in the genus Chlorion.
The female wasp picks a fight with a tarantula, and if she wins, she stings it, paralyzes it, lays an egg on it and buries it.
Sand Wasps are not social insects, as are hornets and yellow jackets; yet, as a result of the tendency of individuals to nest in the same area, a type of colony develops." The Western Sand Wasp, Bembix comata, is a common species.
www.whatsthatbug.com /wasps.html   (9487 words)

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Digger bees tend to look more like common bumble bees, but can look like a yellow jacket, a honey bee or certain types of flies.
Digger bees and wasps are not desirable pests for several reasons.
Digger bees and wasps are common problems in the yard.
www.bugspray.com /articles99/diggerwasps.html   (2050 words)

 Sensory basis of homing by digger wasps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Whilst the wasp was in the burrow, Tinbergen placed a circle of pine cones around the entrance.
When the wasp emerged from the nest she made several flights around the nest before flying off to hunt for bees.
Returning with prey, the wasp flew to the circle of pine cones even though it had been moved during her absence.
salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk /year1/wasp_learning_activity.htm   (577 words)

 Sphecius speciosus"Cicada Killer"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Cicada Killer nests in the ground in burrows dug by the wasp.
Once the nest is constructed, the wasp will search for cicadas in the trees or in flight and paralyze them with a sting.
The wasp larva then spins a cocoon of silk mixed with sand or soil, with the pupa positioned in the center.
entweb.clemson.edu /museum/webonly/local/lmisc/lmisc22.htm   (253 words)

 Discovering Florida Scrub©2000-Physical Properties of Sand pgs 14-17   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Florida scrub is home to many different species of digger wasps that build nests in the sand by raking, pulling, pushing, or carrying grains of sand.
Some digger wasps can throw sand six inches or more, which keeps the sand from accumulating at the burrow entrance and helps conceal it from potential predators.
Velvet ants, which are actually wingless parasitic wasps, will slip into the undefended burrow of a digger wasp and lay their eggs on the mature larvae.
www.archbold-station.org /discoveringflscrub/unit1/properties.html   (1685 words)

 RedOrbit - Reference Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Digger Wasps are predators that can sting and paralyze prey insects.
In preparation for egg laying they construct a protected "nest" (some species dig nests in the ground, while others use pre-existing holes; mud-dauber wasps build nests from mud) and then stock it with captured insects.
Another species of digger wasp is the Great Golden Digger (Sphex ichneumoneus) which is found in North America.
www.redorbit.com /education/reference_library?article_id=855   (418 words)

 carpenter bees, bees, wasp control, yellowjackets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Paper wasps are about 1" in length, have a spindle-shaped body and are marked with a brown and yellow pattern.
These wasps are not considered overly aggressive and usually pose a threat only when their nests are disturbed.
These wasps do not defend their nests and are not likely to attack people.
www.pestcontrol-products.com /bee_facts.htm   (2877 words)

 Great Golden Digger Wasp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However it is not uncommon for there to be several nests in the same vicinity, creating the appearance of a colony.
The larvae feed on the paralyzed insects, overwinter in the burrows, and continue the cycle the next summer.
Other info about this species: These wasps often start their burrows in crevices between the stones in pathways or in sidewalk cracks.
sphs.angeltowns.net /A_R_Wehrle/wasps/sichneumoneus.html   (166 words)

The wasp was only about three-quarters of an inch long and he would disappear for what seemed like the longest time before he came back out with another load of dirt.
The wasp got on top of the spider and performed the same ritual over the spider as he had done over the hole.
The wasp came back out of the hole, walked right over the spider, flew off and landed were the spider had been lying before.
www.sermons.com /sermonweb/y1.html   (2462 words)

 Picture Page about weevil wasp Cerceris quadricincta
When threatened this member of the family of digger wasps (also known as hunting wasps) spreads its wings.
This is the female hunting for weevils, which serve as food for the larvae.
The small wasp below certainly is the male of a common digger wasp.
www.gardensafari.net /english/picpages/cerceris_quadricincta.htm   (238 words)

 Q&A - Cicada Killer Wasp
The cicada killer wasp (or digger wasp) is about l 1/2 inches long and has yellow markings on its body.
The wasp digs burrows in the ground and mounds the soil at the entrance.
Since the cicada killer wasp is generally considered harmless, I urge you to leave the nest alone.
www.walterreeves.com /qa_display.phtml?qaID=298   (360 words)

 Ethological studies of sign stimuli and motivation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The digger wasp, Philanthus triangulum, builds a nest burrow in sand that contains developing larvae which she supplies with food.
Whilst she was in the burrow Tinbergen placed a circle of pine cones around the entrance.
When she emerged, the wasp reacted to the new situation by a wavering orientation flight (training conditions) before flying off.
salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk /year1/ETHEXPT.HTM   (5898 words)

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