Sand Wasp
Sand Wasp
Female, dorsal
Sand Wasp (Bembix sp ES3)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Digging Wasp (Wasp: Crabronidae)
Species: Sand Wasp (Bembix sp ES3)
This Photo:     Posterior

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
It appears adult Sand Wasps eat pollen, but have no pollen carrying ability to feed their young. In fact it seems they feed their young flies!
We can hardly wait to photograph one filling it's nest with a fly to show you.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.