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solitary wasp that digs nests in the soil and stocks them with paralyzed insects for the larvae

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Attraction of female digger wasps, Astata occidentalis Cresson (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) to the sex pheromone of the stink bug Thyanta pallidovirens (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).
While identifying digger wasps of the genus Plenoculus at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory Insect Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, a single female was noted that readily keyed to Plenoculus gillaspyi Krombein (Williams 1960).
Non-aggressive digger wasps will also come to your compost pile and act as exterminators.
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and locally-based JCB are working together to help save rare digger wasps in the Midlands from extinction.
Digger wasps and their mining bee cousins can dig one hundred times faster in relative terms than their mechanical namesakes, moving many times their own weight in only a few hours.
Though these results differ from those reported in other studies of Sphecius, size-specific provisioning has been observed in other mass-provisioning, Crabronid wasps such as the digger wasps Cerceris arenaria L.