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Scoliid Wasp

Scolia (Discolia) vollenhoveni

Description:

Body length is about 17mm.

Habitat:

Urban garden.

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Scoliid Wasp
Scolia (Discolia) vollenhoveni


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10 Comments

Thanks Agnes for the ID! :)

Hi Leana... Male wasp as evidenced by the long, straight antennae. (read it somewhere :))..
Pls check 1) Tarantula Hawk Wasp (Pepsis) (Spider Wasps: Family Pompilidae); 2) Blue-Winged Wasp (Scolia) (Scoliid Wasps: Family Scoliidae). Pls check also this similar African wasp, Scolia wahlbergii (http://www.waspweb.org/Vespoidea/Scoliid...). And a similar PN spotting (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/146...).

I checked my other photos Ashish and the antenna is always in a straight position. I see lots of mud houses where they are circling but I never saw them enter one :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Some spider wasps also look like this... was it bending antennas..?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Might be a kind of Cuckoo Wasp...

Thank you Agnes, Cindy and Gilma! :)

Awesome colors and series!

I think I have a similar spotting (although yours has been beautifully captured :)) - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/147.... I can't find a matching ID either.

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

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