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Definitely another Scoliid wasp, but neither Scolia dubia or S. wahlbergii by range alone. There are a few similar red- and orange-headed species in that part of the world, but I'm not familiar with one with an orange pronotum off the top of my head… This may require checking with a local specialist. There are also a few of these species that aren't in the genus Scolia, to complicate matters a bit.
Hi iGo.. I think this is very similar to your spotting - http://www.waspweb.org/Vespoidea/Scoliid.... Although this one is from Africa.
Spotted on Sep 2, 2012 Submitted on Sep 25, 2012
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