Subject: an amazing insect
Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
January 16, 2013 9:59 pm
Today I spotted this beautiful insect on my balcony. I am wondering what’s it called and it belong to which sort of insect families.
Rarely are we so utterly puzzled. We don’t even know where to begin to research this unusual creature. We wish you had a higher resolution photograph and images from other angles, like a dorsal view. We can’t figure out how that appendage is attached. Was there only one? It seems to be part of a wing, but wings are paired in insects. While it reminds us of a Spoonwing like the Chasmoptera hutti on the Tree of Life website, that doesn’t seem correct. Hopefully one of our readers will be able to assist in this identification. If you have additional photos and higher resolution images, please send them.
AussieTrev to the Rescue
the angle of the photo has you tricked. It is a wasp, specifically a Gasteruptiidae wasp.