Passaloecus gracilis (Curtis, 1834)
One of several small, black and extremely similarly looking species, Passaloecus gracilis nests in old beetle workings in dead wood. An old section of Elm trunk in our Market Warsop garden, regularly attracts numbers of this very active Wasp from late May onwards. The females nest singly, supplying the nesting chambers with Aphids, so this is a useful Wasp to have around the garden.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Passaloecus gracilis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated November 2018

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