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Mellinus arvensis Nice Popeye-"Arms" little wasp :o) Crabronidae,Field Digger Wasp,Hymenoptera,Mellinus,Mellinus arvensis Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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Mellinus arvensis, the field digger wasp, is a species of solitary wasp. The wasp can commonly be found from July to late September or October in sandy places. The female is larger than the male. The wasps' nests are underground in sandy burrows with flies for their offspring to eat. The species is yellow and black like many wasp species, but they have a more narrow waist.

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Uploaded Oct 31, 2017.