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Description

Strange looking wasp mimic. When I first saw it, it was flying between flowers, and in flight it looked like a gasteruptiid or ichneumon wasp with a similar style of flying. It was quite quick and difficult to photograph, but after a while it stayed still and I got a few photos. The face looks like a longicorn beetle. Until I got a photo of the face, I thought it was a wasp. After a bit of google searching I think this is Enchoptera apicalis.

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Date & Time

  2017-10-04 03:45 PM [Melbourne]

Location

  -37.129241 , 142.52502 : m

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Lorraine Phelan, Andrew Brown, Cathy Powers and 2 others starred this.

  1. David Francis  Fascinating. I've added E. apicalis to the database.

    Reply • 06 Oct

  2. David Francis  Tony D. on BB says that Enchotera apicalis has a laterally smooth pronotum, rather longish 'snout', and last antennal segments pale. This seems to fit your observation.

    Reply • 06 Oct




NS Observation No. 59D6A7C8ED2A890C05000001
Created 2017-10-06 08:50 AM (2 months ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2017-10-07 02:53 PM (2 months ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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