Bee-wolf (Philanthus triangulum)

This is the largest and most impressive of the solitary wasps. It uses Honey Bees to provision its nest. It used to be an extremely rare insect, found in just a few sites on the south coast, but in the 1980s there was a population explosion and soon it was nesting on the Common and other heaths close by.  The male Bee-Wolf can be easily identified by the trident shaped mark on the face.