Sand Wasps

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Sand Wasps
The Sand wasp with the scientific name being the bembicini is apart of a large tribe of crabronid wasp. There are 20 genera's of crabronid wasp with all of them being predators and preying on other insects. The prey of the sand wasps tend to be consistent with each genus. The more common victims to the sand wasps are flies. A sand wasps nest is normally short and simple with a large chamber at the end the tunnel from of the entrance. Within the chamber will be a store of food consisting of captured prey, most likely flies. Eggs are also laid in the chamber either before or after the chamber has been filled with food.

Female sand wasps can be found using the same nesting ground without conflict, making the most of the suitable soil conditions. This can lead to large communities of sand wasps using the same area for nesting.
Sand wasps are normally traditionally coloured with a black body with yellow markings with some sand wasps being black and white with brightly coloured green eyes.

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?

  • Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
  • Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
  • Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
  • Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
  • Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
  • Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
  • Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
  • Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
  • Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
  • Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
  • Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
  • Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.

Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
There are many different types of wasps - hornets which can be found in every region of the world. The following articles details facts and information about many different types of wasps - hornets. There are also facts and information about the size of the different types of wasps - hornets, the habitat in which they live and an indication of how long they live. Everything you wanted to know about wasps - hornets, facts and info for kids, children and their teachers and for everyone interested in the facts about wasps - hornets.

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