Beewolf Philanthus triangulum

Beewolf
Beewolf
The Beewolf, also called the European Beewolf, is a western Honey Bee predator resident in much of Europe and North Africa.
Until recently it was only an occasional vagrant to the UK but is now part of the resident population.
Beewolf
Beewolf
Beewolf
A solitary wasp, the female will paralyze several honey bee workers and carry them to her nesting hole for her larvae to feed on.
Beewolf with face
Beewolf light face
Beewolf
Beewolves have a distinctive yellow abdomen, a brown thorax and brown head with a yellow and white face.
Beewolf
Beewolf
Beewolf
The adult wasps eat nectar.