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    Photos Ancistrocerus parietum (Mason Wasp)

    The Mason Wasps, genus Ancistrocerus, are all very similar. The basic color is black, covered with yellow lines and other yellow markings. There are at least 12 Ancistrocerus species in Britain and they are very difficult to identify, but this one appears to be A. parietum, one of the two most common to the UK.

    The females look for a good place to build a nest. That may be a hole in a tree used by a beetle but man made holes in wood are also accepted happily. The wider the hole the bigger the cells in the nest are. In the past Mason Wasps were considered to be closely related to the Potter Wasps and they are still often referred to as such.

    This is as far as I know, that I have ever seen one for certain, let alone photographed one (even if it is not the best due to hand held camera shake!).


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    Camera Maker: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
    Image Date: 2014-07-23 11:29:17 +0000
    Focal Length: 100mm
    Aperture: f/6.7
    Exposure Time: 0.011 s (1/90)
    ISO equiv: 800
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
    White Balance: Auto
    Flash Fired: No (enforced)
    Orientation: Normal
    Color Space: sRGB
    GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
    Creator: Paul Iddon
    Copyright: Paul Iddon - A View of the UK

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    Default Re: Ancistrocerus parietum (Mason Wasp)

    Is that a...wasps nest?

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    Default Re: Ancistrocerus parietum (Mason Wasp)

    It didn't use that hole - it flew away and kept on searching m8.

    Paul.

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