No Common Name Cerceris fumipennis Say 1837    Synonyms: Smoky-winged Beetle Bandit Wasp.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Crabronidae   >   Genus Cerceris   

Status:

BugGuide: This species preys mostly on adult metallic woodborers (Buprestidae), including the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. The wasp is even being employed to detect the presence of the EAB.

Relationships:

Larvae feed mostly on Buprestid beetles (BugGuide).

There are 13 records in the project database.

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A female Cerceris fumipennis species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/15/2014). Determined by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A male Cerceris fumipennis in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/14/2009). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Cerceris fumipennis in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/11/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Cerceris fumipennis in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/11/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Cerceris fumipennis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/29/2012). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth and Matthias Buck/BugGuide. Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)

Cerceris fumipennis in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/9/2020). (c) Emily L. Stanley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Cerceris fumipennis in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/15/2020). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cerceris fumipennis in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/18/2020). (c) Stephen_WV, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Stephen_WV via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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