Bicyrtes quadrifasciata is from a group known as sand wasps (Bohart 1996), and often is found nesting communally in large numbers in sandy areas such as sand boxes and baseball fields (Evans & O'Neill 2007).
Key Words: biocontrol; invasive species; nest provision; sand wasp
The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) aims to create small, new areas of bare, open sand and dune slacks, which will boost the survival chances of some of the sand dunes' rarest plants and insects - including petalwort, sand wasps
, mining bees and rare beetles.
Abstract: Stictia signata is one of the most frequently observed sand wasps in the Cuban keys and coasts.
The comparative ethology and evolution of the sand wasps.
Observations on the nesting behavior of South American sand wasps (Hymenoptera).
Nesting behavior of the sand wasp Stictia maculata (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) in Costa Rica.
1986) noted that males and females of the sand wasp Bembecinus quinquespinosus (Crabronidae) slept in clusters under rocks in Colorado, USA.
Evans and O'Neill (2007) found that males of the sand wasp Bembix cursitans (Crabronidae) constructed unusually deep sleeping burrows at a site in coastal Western Australia.
Evans HE, O'Neill KM and O'Neill RP (1986) Nesting site changes and nocturnal clustering in the sand wasp Bembecinus quinquespinosus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).