Omalus aeneus wasp (rare)

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I never cease to be amazed at this type of wasp

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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.

Habitat
Found in the open habitats of its stem and wood-nesting hosts.

Flight period
May to August but usually during July, rarely during May.

Flowers visited
Bird’s-foot-trefoil, hogweed and knotweeds.

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