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Black body with orange stripes on the abdomen and a yellow dot on the fac and the beginning of the antenna are yellow. Possible male and female as one had bright orange stripes and the other had orange stripes that fade a bit as they went down.


Found in backyard. Dont really know.


Im assuming they are mating as once finished they flew off separate ways.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Potter wasps
Paralastor sp. Mud-nesting Wasp: S2: Female: dorsal

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Ornithoptera80 5 months ago

Great pics, here is another Potter wasp in the genus (Paralastor), that has some banding.

twolittletoddies 5 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion. Certainly looks very similar and possibly a potter wasp. The orange one in the link the orange was all one colour where as these were in bands.

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Elizabeth Vale, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Nov 9, 2020
Submitted on Nov 10, 2020

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