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Potter Wasp

Paralastor sp.


A small shiny black wasp with two well sparated narrow bands of pale yellow on the abdomen. The abdomen is unusual in that it has a double bulge.


On eucalyptus branch covered with scale eggsacs. Suburban back yard on E.microcarpa


Family: Eumeninae. Common name is 'Potter Wasp' - like hundreds of others.
These scale were from last year and all seemed either empty or well dead.

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Nov 17, 2012
Submitted on Nov 17, 2012

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