Subject: is this an ant or flower wasp
Location: joondalup, perth western australia
December 3, 2015 4:07 pm
I am new to the ant keeping workd and found this bug not sure if it is a wasp or ant hopefully you might be able to help.
Signature: david bandy

Flightless Female Flower Wasp


Hi Dave,
We certainly are getting plenty of Australian sightings now that your summer is approaching.  This sure looks like the same species of flightless, female Flower Wasp in the family Tiphiidae pictured on the Australian Museum website where it states:  “The body of female flower wasps is adapted for digging.”

Correction:  Ant not Wasp
We received a comment correcting our identification.  Seems this is an Ant in the subfamily Ponerinae.

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Location: Joondalup, Perth, Western Australia

2 Responses to Ant from Australia

  1. This is not a tiphiid, it’s an ant. Some member of the Ponerinae, though I can’t tell exactly which.

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