UPDATE : Thanks to all those that helped, it has been identified as a species of Digger Wasp with the scientific name of Sphex maxillosus.
I have a solitary Wasp in the garden and it’s digging a tunnel in the grit between our Calçada. I have looked through many resources and cannot ID it. The closest I have found is a Hover Fly Parasite Wasp, but it lacks the white strips on the rear legs.
As you can see in the 2nd photo, its grabbing pieces of grit in its mandible and dragging it out of the hole. It is around 7cm long, so quite a large Wasp.
Photography Workshops For All Abilities...!
Are you looking to move away from your camera's Auto setting and be more creative with your photography?
Why not attend one of my Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop. Full day easy-to-understand Workshop with both theory and practical sessions for only €45!
If you don't currently own a suitable camera and want to learn the fundamentals first? There is a limited availablility of Nikon DSLR Cameras available at no extra cost!
Private sessions including 1-to-1 and 1-to-2 also available! Read more...
All of the content displayed on this website (unless otherwise stated) remains the copyright of Craig Rogers. It is illegal to download, copy (including copy by reference) or distribute any content without prior permission and/or licensing. Please read my Copyright Statement.