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Native Flower Wasp

Thynnus zonatus


Native Flower wasp. Female.are wingless, and hunt ground-dwelling beetle larvae. The prey is paralysed with the female's sting and an egg is lain upon it so the wasp larva has a ready supply of food. The males of species are much larger than the females and have wings, the adults mating in the air, with the female carried by the male's genitalia


vegetable garden (corn).


Females are flightless.

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Yasser 7 years ago

Your photos are incredible! I loved this along with the Southern Pyrgomorph, Satin-green Forester, Pinara cana, Painted lady, Gumleaf grasshopper, Blue-winged parrot...basically everything, haha! Thanks for contributing.

lori.tas 7 years ago

Native Flower wasp (Thynnus zonatus). Female.

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -42.60, Long: 147.25

Spotted on Nov 29, 2008
Submitted on Oct 11, 2010


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