Subject: Some Type of Wasp
Geographic location of the bug: Berrima NSW Australia
Time: 02:11 AM EDT
Hi, I found a group of these bugs all collected together on some moss. And though I have looked everywhere I cannot identify. I have included a photo of how i originally found them and then one separated. Could you please help me? Thank you so much.
How you want your letter signed: Celia
We believe this is a male Flower Wasp in the family Tiphiidae, and the aggregation is a common behavioral activity that male Flower Wasps and certain other solitary Hymenopterans engage in, and it is commonly called a bachelor party. Male Flower Wasps often congregate in large numbers and “roost” on plants as evening approaches. You may read more about Australian Flower Wasps on the Brisbane Insect site.