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Cerceris quadrifasciata
Cerceris quadrifasciata


Cerceris quadrifasciata
Cerceris quadrifasciata belong to the genus Cerceris, in the order Hymenoptera, the suborder Apocrita, the superfamily Apoidea, the family Crabronids (Crabronidae) (originally part of the family Sphecidae), the subfamily Philanthinae, and the tribe Cercerini. Scientific synonyms for Cerceris quadrifasciata are: Philanthus quadrifasciatus, Philanthus tricinctus, Cerceris truncatula, Cerceris bidentata, Cerceris dufourii, Cerceris nitida, Cerceris fargei, Cerceris spreta and Cerceris euphorbiae.
Cerceris quadrifasciata - Side view
Cerceris quadrifasciata - Side view
After mating, fertilized Cerceris quadrifasciata females dig tunnels in the ground for oviposition. They then capture insects on which they lay their eggs. The hatched larvae feed immediately on the live and stunned insects which are brought in constantly by the females.
Cerceris quadrifasciata - Top view
Cerceris quadrifasciata - Top view
Notably, the femalesí clypei (the broad plate at the front of an insect's head) have smaller or larger bulges, which have a simple conical shape, or may even look like little horns. The mouthparts (mandibles) of the females are elongated and have a tooth-like appendage, to capture prey and facilitate their transport to the nest. Different species of the genus Cerceris can be recognised by the shape of their mouthparts. The abdominal segments are strongly constricted at the nodes so that the abdomen appears to have a strongly undulating surface.
Cerceris quadrifasciata climbing on a leaf
Cerceris quadrifasciata climbing on a leaf
Wasp - Cerceris quadrifasciata
Wasp - Cerceris quadrifasciata
Cerceris quadrifasciata
Cerceris quadrifasciata
Cerceris quadrifasciata
Cerceris quadrifasciata

Cerceris quadrifasciata
AuthorPanzer, 1799
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia))), West Europe (Austria, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands)), South Europe (Italy (North Italy, South Italy)), Central Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia)), Southeast Europe (Greece)
Asia
Far East (East Asia (China, Korea (South Korea)))


CountriesAustria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland
Links and ReferencesCerceris quadrifasciata in faunaeur.org
Cerceris quadrifasciata in dyntaxa.se

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Cerceris quadrifasciata
2. Cerceris quadrifasciata - Side view
3. Cerceris quadrifasciata - Top view
4. Cerceris quadrifasciata climbing on a leaf
5. Wasp - Cerceris quadrifasciata
6. Cerceris quadrifasciata
7. Cerceris quadrifasciata
Quick search: Cerceris - Quadrifasciata - Insects - Head - Front - Broad
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderHymenoptera
Wasps, Bees, Ants, Sawflies, Ants and wasps
SuborderApocrita
True wasps, Bees, Ants, Narrow-waisted hymenopterans, Parasitic wasps, Wasps
InfraorderAculeata
Stinging wasps
SuperfamilyApoidea
Solitary Bees, Social Bees, Apoid Wasps, Bees, Sphecoid wasps
FamilyCrabronidae
Crabronid wasps, Mud daubers, Sand wasps, Cicadakillers, Bee Wolves
SubfamilyPhilanthinae
Digger Flies
TribeCercerini
GenusCerceris
Speciesquadrifasciata
Cerceris quadrifasciata
AuthorPanzer, 1799
 
Synonyms
Cerceris bidentata
Cerceris dufourii
Cerceris euphorbiae
Cerceris fargei
Cerceris interrupta dufourii
Cerceris nitida
Cerceris spreta
Cerceris tricincta
Cerceris truncatula
Philanthus quadrifasciatus
Philanthus tricinctus
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