St_Michielsgestel_Tuin_Mellinus_prooi_210911_1247_HD_smallMellinus arvensis is catching flies as food for its larvae.

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Astata_100710_1424_pole_smallAstata male waiting for a female
The males of the digger wasp Astata boops (Schrank, 1781) are waiting for females at a perch. The male will take off trying to intercept insects flying along. Afterwards the male will return to its perch.

 

Example of this behaviour.

   
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