Bee Wolf

Philanthus triangulum


Body length 8 - 17mm. A black and yellow wasp, with a white face.


Sandy soils where it makes its burrows and fills them with honey bees for its larvae to feed on.

Status and distribution

Once a rare insect, it is now expanding its range and is local in southern England. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire but regular at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

July to September.