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Blue Flower Wasp

Scolia Verticallis

Description:

Metallic Black Blue Wasp around 20 cm in length. With a yellow cap on it's head

Habitat:

Noticed it crawling along my back verandah late this afternoon in the outer western suburbs of Sydney


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2 Comments

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 2 weeks ago

I have to correct my previous comment. I had totally forgotten that I'd previously posted photos of this wasp from a sighting in 2016.

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 2 weeks ago

Thanks Neil. I have seen these a few times before, but this is the first time one was kind enough to sit still (mostly) for a photo or two :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 weeks ago

Nice one, James. I remember seeing something similar to this in Sydney but didn't know what it was. This definitely looks familiar, so nice to be able to put a name to the face :)

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lat: -33.78, Long: 150.78

Spotted on May 4, 2019
Submitted on May 4, 2019

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