Symmorphus gracilis (Brullé, 1832)
One of the 'Potter Wasps', Symmorphus are tube-nesting wasps, using existing cavities such as hollow plant stems, in which the females creates several cells, divided by clay. Symmorphus bifasciatus preys on the larvae of the Figwort Weevil Cionus hortulanus and there are few recent county records. This one was found and photographed at Langold by Pauline Bradford, who kindly supplied us these photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Symmorphus gracilis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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Updated February 2017

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