Cerceris sp of wasp (Garden)


Cerceris quinquefasciata or Cerceris ruficornis without a Sample the ID can go no further.

From one of the guys that helps me ID my finds “C. quinquefasciata is expanding in East Anglia and I would certainly expect to find it around Cambridge and C.ruficornis is at many calcareous sites in Norfolk so could easily be on the Cambs chalk.”


One of the ways to get some insects down to a genus is to look at the wing cells for Cerceris are cells 3 and 5 touching and cell ten in contact with 4 and 5 of course you need the key out of the solitary wasp field guide for any of this to make sense.