Wasp Beetle

The wasp beetleClytus arietis, does a good job of mimicking a hunting wasp but is harmless. Its larvae live in deciduous timber.

This one was taking a break on a dog daisy growing at the edge of a woodland ride, once a railway, on the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Thorpe Marsh nature reserve, near Doncaster.

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Thorpe Marsh YWT reserve

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