Normally along Digger Alley, it's clear the various wasps don't particularly get on. Oh, they tolerate each other, but that's about it. They get annoyed when someone drops something in the way of their burrow - Bunny poo in this Beewolf's case
and this burrow owner is clearly unhappy about the intruder - the outstretched mandibles and taut, quivering antenna show her displeasure
Some wasps are never welcome of course - the little Jewel wasps, pretty as they are, are never encouraged by the burrow owners. Jewel wasps will try and lay their eggs in someone else's well-stocked burrow, though in this case, someone is home so she doesn't hang around. Look at the speed of her antenna - and this is at 1/4 speed!
The Jewel wasps are often called Cuckoo wasps for obvious reasons - and there are Cuckoo bees too, like this Pointy Bum, or Sharp Tailed bee.
She's after a Leafcutter bee's nest, where she'll leave her egg in the carefully hoarded pollen left by the unsuspecting host.
Some insects - like this little Green Eyed Flower Bee - are only now starting a burrow
Her technique's a bit strange though!
Sand wasps have been very busy, this week the caterpillars have been bright green ones (much easier to spot)
and if you're wondering why they never seem able to walk in a straight line, this might explain it - they can't actually see where they're going!
But back to the original question - do any share? Well, these two certainly are. I was amazed, whilst filming one of the little Spider Hunter wasps, to find an Ornate Tail returning with a little bee. It didn't stop the Spider Hunter though, she just carried on regardless!
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