Subject: Black large flying insect. Blue wings
Location: NSW Australia
February 12, 2017 11:14 pm
Hey, NSW Australia here. Just found this guy near the door. He is larger than a wasp and smaller than a hornet also has the iridescent type blue wings. Just wondering what he might be… haven’t seen this one before
Signature: Regards, andrew
Though we first located this image on FlickR, we are much more comfortable informing you that this is a Black Flower Wasp, Austroscolia soror, since the same image is posted to iNaturalist. The species is also pictured on the Atlas of Living Australia and Encyclopedia of Life. The Black Flower Wasp is a member of the family Scoliidae, and females withing the family prey on the grubs of Scarab Beetles by laying their eggs, so the beetle grubs provide a live food source for the developing wasp larvae.