Gold-lined Flower Wasp
Ventral
Adelaide Hills
Flower Wasp
Mating
 
    
Flower Wasp (Ariphron sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Flower Wasp (Wasp: Thynnidae: Thynninae)
Species: Flower Wasp (Ariphron sp)

Thank you Dr Graham Brown for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Originally we thought this was Rhagigaster sp

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Dec-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.