- Cambridge, garden: (l) 30 Jun 2002, male
(r) 29 Jul 2001, male
- A very numerous species in Britain augmented by swarms from the continent
- Flock on favourite flowers, which include common poppy, Eschscholzia, fennel and convolvulus
- Double dark stripes on each tergite are distinctive,
but the colouration and size are quite variable
- Up to 11mm long, similar to Common Wasp.
- NBN Atlas.