Small Zebra Spider Wasp
Dorsal
Ellura
Small Zebra Spider Wasp
Wing Venation
 
    
Small Zebra Spider Wasp (Ctenostegus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Zebra Spider Wasp (Wasp: Pompilidae: Pompilinae)
Species: Small Zebra Spider Wasp (Ctenostegus sp)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
See the other Zebra Spider Wasp (Pompilinae sp) for a discussion of variations in this sub-family.
This specimen was about 9mm long (body & head), wingspan ~15mm. Significantly smaller than the Turneromyia sp we found.
Note the stripes are less distinct, more grey that silvery white.
Also note the 2 sub-marginal cells on the wing venation; diagnostic for this genus.

Similar Species: Large Zebra Spider Wasp

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Jan-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.