Eumenidae (predators)

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Ancistrocerus adiabatus female (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Tom Murray
Source: BugGuide

Eumenidae (predators)

The family Eumenidae contains around 2,000 species of solitary wasps. They prey on small lepidopterous larvae or other insects after paralysing them with a sting. Their nests are constructed of clay (potter wasps) or by digging into the ground or into wood. The colour is typically brown or black with distinct yellow, white or orange markings.


The following genera are currently entered under this family: