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.
26th October, 2005
Ain Duarmé spring
(Karkur Ibrahim, Jebel Uweinat), 18th November, 2010