Small Red Spider Wasp
Zebra Spider Wasp
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Spider Wasp (Wasp: Pompilidae)|
|Species:||Zebra Spider Wasp (Turneromyia sp)|
|Similar Species:||Zebra Spider Wasp|
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 15mm long (body & head), wingspan ~26mm.
Note the much thicker body stripes, which meet on the side of the abdomen. The black head band between the eye is also much stronger & sharper.
Also note the 3 sub-marginal cells on the wing venation.