Crabro cribrarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
The largest of the UK's four Crabro Digger Wasps Crabro cribrarius (sometimes known as the Slender Bodied Digger Wasp) is also the commonest of the four. Males regularly visit Umbelliferous flowers such as Hogweed, like this male at Warsop Wood in late July 2012. The males are easily distinguished from other similar coloured/marked wasps, by the large plate used in burrow excavation on the tibia of the front legs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Crabro cribrarius
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottingham City Council. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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