Mournful Wasp - Pemphredon lugubris
Length up to 12 mm. There are other very similar species in this family and care is needed with identification.
Often seen in mature woodland and other well wooded areas.
Summer and autumn.
Nests in decayed wood feeding the young mainly on aphids.
Fairy widespread, particularly in southern Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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