Ancistrocerus trifasciatus (Müller, 1776)
A common species of Potter Wasp, found in a variety of habitats including gardens. Nests are made in hollow plant stems or similar sites and they commonly visit flowers, especially between June and August. This one was found in Ollerton in mid-June 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ancistrocerus trifasciatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Pauline Bradford. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Barry Lygo. David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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