Male, Legs & Keel
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Digging Wasp (Wasp: Crabronidae)|
|Species:||Sand Wasp (Bembix sp ES5)|
|This Photo:||Male, Wing Venation|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~17mm long. We think this is a male. Notice the "keel" or abdominal ridge under the abdomen. It seems to have an ovi-positor or stinger, but this seems to be part of a 3 pronged anal appendage that male wasps seem to have.
It also lacks the strong digging spines on it's legs of the female above.