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Wingless Flower Wasp, ( Female )

Description:

Length approx. 18mm




No species ID suggestions

14 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 5 years ago

Dotun, the males have wings. I've seen the male and female mated together, with the male flying them both around. I've also seen this same wasp in my garden: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/264... , and another wingless "Blue bottle" female out by our laundry line: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/173....

dotun55
dotun55 5 years ago

Never heard such thing as a wingless wasp before. Interesting!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Thanks KD, this was a new one for me.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 5 years ago

Very nice & interesting find.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Thanks Stephen

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Thanks Tom15

Lovely creature, looks like an ant, hope you get an ID on that cutie, MacChristiansen.

Tom15
Tom15 5 years ago

What an amazing wasp with those colors and pattern!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Thanks Mark

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Love the second photo... That is a cool looking insect. How do you get such an amazingly clear, crisp photo with so much detail, I would like to know!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Cool Mac. I think some Tiphiidae (Flower wasp) wingless probably the female.

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

wow, that is a cool ant!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Added photo

NSW, Australia

Lat: -30.07, Long: 152.33

Spotted on Mar 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014

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