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Scoliid wasp


A hairy wasp (Scoliidae). This insect was probably 30 - 35 mm in length.


Spotted on Brazilian button flower (Centratherum punctatum) in a large semi-urban yard & garden situated next to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.


This was the first time I've ever seen this comparatively large Scoliid wasp species.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks very much, António!

Great cache S.Frazier :) beautiful macro shot and a awesome detail,congrats and thanks for sharing

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks zapabio and Atul!

Atul 9 years ago

superb series!

zapabio 9 years ago


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Again, thanks Carol!

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Great design, love the hairs! Even wasps are beautiful! (As long as they don't sting you.)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks Juan

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

This is a Scoliid wasp

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks Alice, loannis, Gerardo & Daniele!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Fantastic pictures and critter Scott!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow fantastic series Scott :)

Ioannis 9 years ago

Tibia and metatarsus seem not too large and petiole is thin. I would say wasp but I have no idea of the type of wasps you have there.
Could be a Scoliidae family member?

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

The one shot does give the impression of a wasp, but I would look under bee first. Looks like it could carry a lot of pollen!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Added a detail shot of the abdomen and a rear leg.

Scott Frazier
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Spotted on Sep 6, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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