Location: Belair, South Australia
November 9, 2012 11:50 pm
Hi, I photographed a wasp (?) yesterday and I can’t ID it. I’ve looked through my field guides, and on the Internet endlessly, and I just can’t find an image anywhere. It has been suggested it may be a potter wasp, or maybe even a wasp mimicking bee. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think it might be an Australian native insect – at least I hope it is. Thanks so much.It’s quite small, maybe 80 mm nose to toe, and the same across wing tip to wing tip.
The closest match we were able to locate for your wasp is the Brown Mason Wasp, possibly from the genus Euodynerus that is posted on the Brisbane Insect website.