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Blue Flower Wasp, Scoliid Wasp

Scolia sp. possibly Scolia soror


Strange insects similar to male ants with wings, with length circa 2.5cm, three or four of them were busy sucking honey and apparently turned no interest towards me, which granted me the chance to snap a photo close enough. Their exoskeleton, especially the wings reflect as blue in the sunshine.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Blue mud dauber
Chalybion californicum
Blue Flower Wasp, Scoliid Wasp
Scolia sp. possibly Scolia soror Blue Flower Wasp from Australia - What's That Bug?

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I think the antennae and abdomen are different from Chalybion californicum. Also, C. californicum's range is North America. Pls. verify.

It looks very much the same as Scolia soror or Discolia soror. But I could not find a record of this species outside Australia.

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广州市, 广东, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

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