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Black Hunting Wasp

Priocnemis monachus

Description:

A black wasp with oily or metallic wings. Found in the grass and near little holes, perhaps wasp burrows.

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4 Comments

Max Gallagher
Max Gallagher 6 years ago

Nice fast work there, thanks David and cheers Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Yep that looks better. Thanks David.

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 6 years ago

Looks like a Pompilid or spider-hunting wasp. Here's an article: http://sciblogs.co.nz/the-atavism/tag/po...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice one Max. Scoliidae?

Max Gallagher
Spotted by
Max Gallagher

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 14, 2014
Submitted on Nov 15, 2014

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