A three-celled nest of Liris argentatus was excavated and examined in upstate New York. The nest was constructed from the terminus of an abandoned cicada-killer burrow and the cells contained 1-4 incompletely paralyzed Gryllus pennsylvanicus as prey. Two of the three cells were cleptoparasitized by the satellite fly Senotainia trilineata. The components of the ecology and behavior of L. argentatus we observed are compared with those from previous studies on this species.
Kurczewski, Frank E. and Spofford, Margery G.
"Further Observations on the Nesting Behavior of Liris Argentatus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 20
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol20/iss3/3