Flat Flower Wasp
Male: Anterior
Ellura
Small Flower Wasp
Male, face
 
    
Small Flower Wasp (Aeolothynnus cf sp ES2)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Flower Wasp (Wasp: Thynnidae: Thynninae)
Species: Small Flower Wasp (Aeolothynnus cf sp ES2)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

Thank you Dr Graham Brown for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A small, hairy wasp of about 6-7mm. Originally thought this was a Catocheilus sp. But typically we'd expect Catocheilus to be large (~25mm) and smoother. Then we thought Agriomyia sp, but Graham said "more likely to be Aeolothynnus, definitely not Agriomyia which has a broader abdomen"

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.