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Tiger Longicorn

Aridaeus thoracicus


A wasp mimic (not sure which species, perhaps potter wasps) of around 2.5cm frome head to the tip of the abdomen. Base colour is bright orange with a black pattern that is meant to resemble the abdomen and 'waist' of a wasp. Its movement also resembles that of a wasp, making it an excellent mimic.


Found in farmland area interspersed with patches of rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands, in Butcher's Creek.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thank you for the kind words, Leuba!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

A great find - what colours ! Thanks Felix.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks for the kind words, Jim :-)

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Interesting spotting, and great photography, Felix.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

You're right, Mark. Thanks for pointing the typo out.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago


Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Dec 9, 2008
Submitted on Jun 25, 2017

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