Black Sand-loving Wasp
Cockroach Wasp
With Cockroach
Black Sand-loving Wasp (Tachysphex sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Digging Wasp (Wasp: Crabronidae)
Species: Black Sand-loving Wasp (Tachysphex sp ES1)

Thank you Reiner Richter for identifying and Dr Ken Walker for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Dr Ken Walker said "The important part of the wing venation is the elongate 3rd submarginal cell"

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Oct-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.