Digger Wasp (Ectemnius sexcinctus) by missmoneypenny

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We have a bare patch of soil on the bank bordering our garden. Over the past few days, mysterious holes have appeared in the bank. On closer inspection, a tiny wasp-like creature is snugly lying in each hole looking out.

Canon EOS 450D
28-90mm Ultasonic lens
Reverse lens adapter

Holes in the bank

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Hi, my name’s Chris. I live in the beautiful county of Monmouthshire.
When I was 10 I was given a Brownie 110 for a school trip – not a single shot came out! But ….. the photography bug was born.
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray :O)

    – missmoneypenny

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • It’s quite amusing to peer into the holes and see these tiny insects peering back out

    – missmoneypenny

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 3 years ago

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thanks Heloisa – strange little creature isn’t it?

    – missmoneypenny

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    Good morning dear Chris,and a nice one it is to.
    You are amazing,the things you find are incredible,
    most people would pass this by.
    Fabulous capture.x

  • Lol – I’m just naturally nosy. It has been a glorious day – hope it was a good one for you x

    – missmoneypenny

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Watch where you step! When they do that here, they will come out looking to sting like crazy!

  • Fore-armed is fore-warned, thanks Pamela :O)

    – missmoneypenny

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 3 years ago

    Wow, wonderful capture, fantastic macro….

  • Thanks Rebecca, they are so tiny

    – missmoneypenny

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Well spotted!! Cool catch!!

  • Thank you. I’ve just been outside watching them in their little burrows – so amusing to see them peeping out at me. Thanks for making it a fave

    – missmoneypenny

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraover 3 years ago

    Some sort of mining bee at a guess! Well spotted.

  • That’s what I thought – they are very tiny though

    – missmoneypenny

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraover 3 years ago

    Could be sand digger wasps

  • I found them – these are the little guys Ectemnius sexcinctus

    – missmoneypenny

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