Three species of eumenid wasps, Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Ancistrocerus antilope, and Euodynerus Ieucomelas, accepted and provisioned trap-nesting blocks with lepidopterous larvae, A pyralid. Nephopteryx sp., was the most commonly provisioned prey. A. adiabarus and E. leucomelas preyed on late instars of the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana: however. budworms accounted for only 6% of the provisioned prey. Estimates of budworm population densities before and after wasp predation, and subsample-s of provisioned prey indicated no significant reductions i = 0.065%) in budworm populations attributable to trap-nesting wasps.
Collins, Judith A. and Jennings, Daniel T.
"Spruce Budworm and Other Lepidopterous Prey of Eumenid Wasps (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae) in Spruce-Fir Forests of Maine,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 20
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol20/iss3/4