Lestica clypeata Schreber, 1759 ♀
Common names: Kameelhalswesp [Nl]
Tubize, BRABANT ● Belgium
Description: Females and males have 12 antennal segments.
The female is 9-12 mm in length. The male is 8-11 mm in length and can be recognised by its head very narrowed on the back and its swollen tibia 1.
Tibias and tarsus are completely yellow, the femur are almost completely black, particularly the 3rd.
Biology: It nest in dead wood, using old nests of other sphecidae or tunnels made by beetle larvae. Nest cells are provisioned with adult Lepidoptera as larval food.
Distribution: Europe, Western Asia up to the Lake Baikal, North Africa.
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Ramel A., Insectes [Fr]