Subject: Male Flower Wasp
Location: Oldbury Western Australia
January 31, 2015
Meanwhile I have a couple of pics of an identified wasp for your collection, that I will attach to this mail if you are interested, as a thank you. I see you have a pic of the female, but didn’t see one of the male. This is a male flower wasp from the family Tiphiidae as identified by the Western Australian Museum. I fished him out of my dog’s water bowl.
We have created a distinct posting for your male Flower Wasp images, and we are thrilled that you submitted them. We do have one additional image of a male Flower Wasp in the family Tiphidae from Australia, and that individual is from Wollongong. Because of your kindness fishing this harmless creature from your dog’s water bowl, we are tagging the posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.
Thanks for the most honourable award Daniel. Of course I love nature, so am actually a great crusader for saving creatures of all description. The warm happy feeling I get from saving a life, no matter how inconsequential to some people, is reward enough. : )
I was really impressed with my son the other day, who had a huntsman spider run across his chest.. this scared the crap out of him (and no doubt also the spider), but rather than bang her on the head, he found a mop and coaxed her on board and took her outside to live out her days. I was very happy that I probably have influenced his kindness and understanding of nature. : )
I will stick to one bug at a time in submission in future as requested.
Thanks again for everything. You have a wonderful website.