Black Sand-dauber Wasp
Dead, ventral & size, ~12mm long
Ellura
Black Sand-dauber Wasp
Dead, Abdomen
 
    
Black Sand-dauber Wasp (Crabronidae sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Digging Wasp (Wasp: Crabronidae)
Species: Black Sand-dauber Wasp (Crabronidae sp)
This Photo:     Dead, Face

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Thought this was Pison, but Susanna Heideman told us Pison have indented eyes, unlike this one. It's also similar to many on-line images of Tachysphex (but their eye indentations are all mixed). So suspect there is a lot of confusion with online photo's with these. As such, we've put it at family level.

Similar Species: Zebra Spider Wasp

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.