Cerceris sp.

Square-headed Wasp

Cerceris sp., Digger Wasp


Family: Crabronidae

Subfamily: Philanthinae

Length: typically 5 - 10 mm in the genus


In the Nearctic, 87 species are included in the genus Cerceris. Some species prey on weevils, while some attack other kinds of beetles, or bees or wasps.

Additional Cerceris wasps pictured on this site include Cerceris insolita and C. nigrescens.

Photo data: 18 July 2009. Renick, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Taken at the 2009 annual field meeting of the West Virginia Entomological Society.

Cerceris sp. wasp and its burrow