Flat Flower Wasp
Male: Anterior
Ellura
Small Flower Wasp
Male, face
 
    
Small Flower Wasp (Agriomyia?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Flower Wasp (Wasp: Tiphiidae)
Species: Small Flower Wasp (Agriomyia?)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

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. This specimen does match the wing venation of the larger Catocheilus sp we've photographed. But we suspect it's more likely to be one of the smaller Agriomyia sp.

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.