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Mason wasp

Synagris sp


short waisted wasp around 20mm long, some red/orange colouration about the head and thorax, the wings were transparent brown with black tips. The abdomen was plain black with a grey bloom


sub-tropical arid tree/bush savanna with hot, wet summers and dry, mild winter


the all black tail should be diagnostic, I imagine, as many of these type of wasp have bright red, orange or yellow bands or terminal portions to their abdomens

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C.Sydes 9 years ago

Hi Marco, if you've time to spare and want to see a few more wasps try ,a bit restricted geographically compared with PN but it has its virtues.

MarcoSelis 9 years ago

I suggest you to read this paper for the identification
and this for the actual nomenclature

C.Sydes 9 years ago

Do you have a reference? (not in my insect book)

MarcoSelis 9 years ago

This isn't a Synagris, it's a Rhynchium marginellum sabulosum.

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Central District, Botswana

Spotted on Feb 11, 2013
Submitted on Feb 20, 2013

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