Predator bees

Bee wolf

Take, for example, a bee-wolf. In fact, this is not a wolf at all, but a burrowing single wasp (philanthropist), which has received such a name for its predatory propensities. Digging wasps are close to


The dragonfly (Aeschna grandis) is a large insect with a length of 50 mm and a wingspan of 70 mm. Wings are large, transparent, yellowish, the head is large, with strong jaws. The breast is


Hornets are the largest wasps living in families. The common horn is 26-30 mm long, the head and the front half of the breast are yellow. The first two rings have a dark brown color

A bit of a bee ant

European nondescript (mutilla, bee ant, Mutilla. Europaea) is an insect related to ants, 12-14 mm in length. A female without wings, the breast is red, the abdomen is ovate, dark blue, belted with yellow bands,


Wasps prbnikayut in a hive and kidnap honey, and sometimes bees for feeding larvae. There are many species. The most common on apiaries are common wasp (Vespa vulgaris), polist (Polistis gallica), forest wasp (Vespa silvestris),


Ants belong to the family Formicidae and are characterized by the fact that they have no wings. The exception is the females during mating, when they are winged. The head of the ant has protruding

Golden Bee-eater

Golden mulberry, or icteric, goldfish (Merops apiaster P.), is a small insectivorous bird flying in flocks. Arriving in packs on apiaries or in the places of flight of bees, the beetles destroy large numbers of


Shrikes are found in many species. The most common of them is the gray shrike shrimp (Lanius excubitor), 27 cm in length, destroying bees. The back of the male is ashen-gray, the shoulders and belly

The philanthropist or the bee-wolf

The philanthos triangu-lum F. is a strong and very mobile single earth wasp that, in the adult insect stage, is nourished by the flower nectar or the goiter of the bee-gatherers, and in the larval

Butterfly “dead head&quot

The butterfly “dead head” (Acherontia atropos L., fig.37) received this name because it has a skull pattern with bones on its back. It is found in the south. It is a large butterfly 50 mm