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Kleptoparasitic Sand Wasp

Stizoides sp.


Dark colour. Red band on abdomen. Wings have an attractive blue sheen.


Office garden. Urban area.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tukup 11 months ago
Kleptoparasitic sand wasp
Stizoides sp Stizoides - Wikipedia

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SukanyaDatta 11 months ago

Oh Tukup How nice of you...thanks so much. I never knew there was something called Sand wasps. Live and learn. Bugeric's blog is great...he used to be on PN too...
many, many thanks again.

Tukup 11 months ago

Hi Sukanya. Had a few minutes and tried to track this spotting down. I think the suggestion above is correct but I can’t take it to the species as there are over 30 listed with no identifying characteristics. The geography is right. Here is another link:

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Dec 22, 2017
Submitted on Dec 22, 2017

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