2 Spotted Blue Hairy Flower Wasp
Female, cold from fridge, ~30mm
Ellura
Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp
Female: dorsal
 
    
2 Spotted Blue Hairy Flower Wasp (Laeviscolia frontalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Hairy Flower Wasp (Wasp: Scoliidae)
Species: 2 Spotted Blue Hairy Flower Wasp (Laeviscolia frontalis)
This Photo:     Female, don't try this at home

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
This is the 1st record for this family in South Australia on the ALA website (www.ala.org.au). Females have shorter antennae than the males, and the males seem to be smaller. Different sub-species can also have yellow shoulders.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Jan-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.