Bee wolf

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Related to Philanthus: Phyllanthus niruri
(Zool.) the larva of the bee beetle. See Illust. of Bee beetle.

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Some predatory saw palmetto flower visitors, such as conopid flies or sphecids of the genera Ectemnius, Oxybelus and Philanthus attack adult bees or flies.
But long before, Philanthus wasps were coating their cocoons with antibiotics to fight off harmful microbes.
Washington, March 1 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that digger wasps of the genus Philanthus, so-called beewolves, house beneficial bacteria on their cocoons that guarantee protection against harmful microorganisms.
Seidelmann 2006), and the European beewolf, Philanthus triangulum Fabricius (Strohm 2000).
Various other predatory insects at the ABS patrol flowers for prey, for example, Sphecidae of the genus Oxybelus (specializes on flies) and Philanthus (bee specialists) and the asilid Mallophorina clausicella (Macquart).