Identify Wasps (Crabronidae, Chrysididae, Vespidae)
seen at The Netherfield Lagoons

Discover more about these species such as habitat, a detailed description, their national distribution and the best time of year to see them (or visit the lagoons to try and find them!). Each species has photographs to help you in identification.

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Big-headed Digger Wasp
Ectemnius cephalotes

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Digger Wasp
Ectemnius continuus

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Field Digger Wasp
Mellinus arvensis

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Digger Wasp
Argogorytes fargeii

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Two-girdled Digger Wasp
Argogorytes mystaceus

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Digger Wasp
Gorytes laticinctus

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Large-spurred Digger Wasp
Nysson spinosus

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Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp
Cerceris rybyensis

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Bee Wolf
Philanthus triangulum

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Slender Wood-borer Wasp
Trypoxylon attenuatum

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Ruby-tailed Wasp
Chrysididae species

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Spider Hunting Wasp
Arachnospila spissa

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White-spotted Sapyga
Sapyga quinquepunctata

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Small-notched Mason-wasp
Ancistrocerus gazella

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Maritime Mason-wasp
Ancistrocerus scoticus

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Mason Wasp
Odynerus species

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Willow Mason-wasp
Symmorphus bifasciatus

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Median Wasp
Dolichovespula media

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Tree Wasp
Dolichovespula sylvestris

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German Wasp
Vespula germanica

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Common Wasp
Vespula vulgaris

All photography taken at the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire