APHOTOFAUNA

An online educational resource dedicated to the photography of
terrestrial wildlife and their habitats, found across South-West
England and the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula by David Fenwick.

Wasps, Gall Wasps, Hornets and Ants (Hymenoptera Images)
Wasps

Dolichovespula
Dolichovespula saxonica - Saxon wasp
Dolichovespula sylvestris - Tree wasp

Vespula
Vespula germanica - German wasp
Vespula rufa - Red wasp
Vespula vulgaris - Common wasp

Hornets

Vespa
Vespa crabro - European hornet

Ichneumon Wasps

Diphyus
Diphyus palliatorius - An Ichneumon wasp

Ichneumon
Ichneumon sarcitorius - An Ichneumon wasp

Jewel Wasps

Chrysis
Chrysis species - Jewel wasp

Sand Wasps

Ammophila
Ammophila sabulosa - Sand wasp

Gall Wasps

On Oak (Quercus robur and Q. petrae)

Andricus
Andricus aries - Ramshorn gall
Andricus curvator - An Oak leaf gall
Andricus fecundator - Oak hop gall or Artichoke gall
Andricus inflator - Twig gall
Andricus kollari - Oak marble gall
Andricus lignicola - Cola-nut gall or Like oak marbles
Andricus quercuscalicis - Acorn knopper gall
Andricus quercusradicis ? - Truffle gall

Cynips
Cynips divisa - Small pea gall
Cynips quercusfolii - Cherry gall

Neuroterus
Neuroterus albipes - Smooth spangle gall
Neuroterus anthracinus - Oyster gall
Neuroterus numismalis - Silk button gall
Neuroterus quercusbaccarum - Common spangle gall

On Rose (Rosa canina)

Diplolepis
Diplolepis nervosa - Rose pea gall
Diplolepis rosae - Bedeguar gall or Robin's pin cushion

On Bramble / Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)

Diastrophus
Diastrophus rubi - A stem gall of Blackberry

Braconidae > Aphidiinae > Praini

Praon
Mummified aphids parasitised by Praon wasps

Dryinid Wasps

Dryinid Wasp species (1) -
A parasite on leafhopper Idiocerus sp.

Other Wasp images

Platygastrid wasp on Hemerocallis buds galled
by the gall midge Contarinia quinquenotata

The Drinker, Euthrix potatoria, a moth cocoon with parasitic wasp larvae

Wasps to Identify

Ants

Lasius
Lasius niger - Common black garden ant

Myrmica
Myrmica rubra - European fire / Common red ant

Ants to identify
Ant species (1) - 21.08.13
Ant species (2) - 01.08.13
Ant species (3) - 13.06.13

 

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