Large Yellow Flower Wasp
Pair, copulating, rotated
Small Flower Wasp
Male, face
Small Flower Wasp (Catocheilus sp ES2 ?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Tiphiid Wasp (Wasp: Tiphiidae)
Species: Small Flower Wasp (Catocheilus sp ES2 ?)
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. Typically we'd expect this genus to be large (~25mm) and smoother. This specimen does match the wing venation of the larger Catocheilus sp we've photographed.

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.