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    This wasp is not very big but thrives on Honeybees.
    It is also a solitary sand digger
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    Nice clear photo, Beryl!

    It's amazing how many different types of wasps. hoverflies and bees we have in Britain! Some are helpful, others are not. I wouldn't like this one if I were a honey bee!

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    Thanks Catherine

    Most wasps clean up the rubbish left by other insects.
    the one I don't like is the 'Spider wasp' now this one stings the spider thus stunning it and drags it back to the nest where it then lays eggs in the spider's abdomen where the young spider get fresh food and the poror spidr knws what is going on and ies a slow death.
    I watched a wasp once drag a large spider across a foot path

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    Great shot Beryl, there's a place for all insects I guess, even if their habits are not very nice.
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    Thanks Rolf.
    Yes you are right every creature has it's place though I'm not too sure about humans.

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