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Digging/Burrowing Wasp ID

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#1 Offline GeorgeK - Posted June 20 2018 - 9:32 AM


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So today while looking for ants, i found this wasp burrowing into ground and i captured her. Would be nice if someone could help me ID her, and can they be kept as pets?






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#2 Offline dermy - Posted June 21 2018 - 1:56 AM


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I don't do well with solitary wasps, but as far as I know keeping them would require sand or substrate. They also need specific prey to feed their larva, which I think they do provisions for [ie. they stockpile prey insects/spiders in the burrow]

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#3 Offline Mirandarachnid - Posted July 12 2018 - 10:44 PM



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Offer some honey water, I know my velvet ants (ground wasps) love it. You could try a slice of orange as well. And yes, substrate. I'd say keep the moisture level of the substrate similar to that of  the area you found it. 

#4 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted July 29 2018 - 5:34 PM


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It looks much like a Specid wasp of the family Sphecidae.  Genus and species cannot be denoted from the photos though. As mentioned above solitary wasps that are often known as digger wasps.  

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