Bee Parasitizing Wasp
S2: petiole
Ellura
Orchid-dupe Wasp
Female, profile
 
    
Bee Parasitizing Wasp (Labium cf brevicorne)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Ichneumon Wasp (Wasp: Ichneumonidae)
Species: Bee Parasitizing Wasp (Labium cf brevicorne)
This Photo:     S1: Hunting

Thank you Ben Parslow for helping with the identification of this species

Thank you Maddi Giannotta for identifying this species for us

Thank you Tina Meakin for helping with the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Maddi said "This a tentative ID, I would need to look at it a bit more closely to be certain - there are a few species in this complex that are remarkably similar!"

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Sep-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.