Delta dimidiatipenne


  • Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat), October 2005
  • Karkur Ibrahim (Jebel Uweinat, at Ain Duarmé spring), November 2010

    Several individuals of this large (more than 2cm) caterpillar hunting wasp were noted in Wadi Handal among fresh vegetation following the rains of 2005. An individual of the same species was noted at the spring of Ain Duarmé (Karkur Ibrahim, Jebel Uweinat) in November 2010, drinking and subsequently harrassing a Vanessa cardui (painted lady) butterfly. It is likely that most of the wasp nests seen in shelters (sometimes overlying paintings) is attributable to this species.

    Wadi Handal
    (Jebel Uweinat)
    26th October, 2005

      Ain Duarmé spring
    (Karkur Ibrahim, Jebel Uweinat), 18th November, 2010