Confirmed Premphredon sp of wasp
Pemphredon species are closely related to the Ammophila species. However they are much smaller, some measuring no more than 0.2 centimeters. Their body is also much shorter, for they lack the prolonged waist common in the Sand Digger Wasps. Their larvae feed on cicadas, plant lice or even thrips, which mother hides in existing openings in wood, twigs or reet, rather than digging one in the ground. There are some 800 species world wide.
You can see why the bees get their name from harebells each flower had multipul bees inside.
I never cease to be amazed at this type of wasp
Devon to Kent and north to North Yorkshire.
Europe (including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary), north Africa, western Asia and North America.
Status (in Britain only)
This species is not regarded as being scarce or threatened.
Found in the open habitats of its stem and wood-nesting hosts.
May to August but usually during July, rarely during May.
Bird’s-foot-trefoil, hogweed and knotweeds.
This Ruby tailed wasp is far smaller then the one the other day and has far more blue than green in the thorax