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Wasp mimic longhorn beetle

Hesthesis spp.

Description:

A large longicorn which looks very similar to the larger flower wasps (Tiphiidae;Thynnus) around at the same time of year.
About 30mm body.

Habitat:

Feeding on Ti-tree flowers in city water catchment area. These flowers were being attended by many hundreds of species.

Notes:

This genus is known for very diminished elytra. See pic 2
Likely to be H.plorator

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Emerald, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 19, 2016
Submitted on Oct 30, 2019

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