Austroscolia soror

Black Flower Wasp

Synonym: Scolia soror



Observer

Tags / Aspects

none

Description

Large black wasp. I had to wait patiently for quite a while to get photos as this wasp was foraging through the flowers and rarely stayed still.

Date & Time

  2017-01-26 12:00 PM [Melbourne]

Location

  -37.728518 , 144.834458 : m

Discussion

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  1. David Francis  Some similarities to Scoliid wasps. (Scoliidae) - but no clear view of wing sculpure/venation.

    Reply • 26 Jan 2017

    • Andrew Allen  I got photos from most angles - what will help the most - top down view?

      Reply • 26 Jan 2017

      • David Francis  Top down showing any corrugations and veins.

        Reply • 26 Jan 2017

        • Andrew Allen  I've added two more photos, not the best view, but the best I got - it certainly was moving around a lot!

          Reply • 26 Jan 2017

  2. David Francis  Maybe Flower Wasp close to Austroscolia soror http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/31783

    Reply • 27 Jan 2017

  3. David Francis  Yes, many records on NS https://natureshare.org.au/observations?species=Austroscolia+soror

    Reply • 27 Jan 2017




NS Observation No. 58897BDFED2A89D10F000A22
Created 2017-01-26 03:35 PM (over 2 years ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2017-01-27 01:19 PM (over 2 years ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
Edits 3
Photo Quality good-for-id
Camera Date-Stamp Yes
Camera Geotag Yes
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