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Marbled Whites

Gatekeeper & Small Copper Butterflies

Bee Wolf 

(Philanthus triangulum)

Bee Wolves are a species of wasp that nest in pairs in holes in sandy ground in the south of England.  They prey mainly on Honey Bees that they catch and paralyse and bring back to their burrow.  They place a Bee in each 

chamber in the burrow and lay an egg in each.  The hatched larvae then consume the Bee.

Below are images of a Bee Wolf wasp digging its burrow and bringing back a Bee.

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