Black Flower Wasp
Female: ventral
Ellura
Small Flower Wasp
Male, dorsal
 
    
Flat Flower Wasp (Aeolothynnus cf sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Flower Wasp (Wasp: Thynnidae: Thynninae)
Species: Flat Flower Wasp (Aeolothynnus cf sp ES1)
This Photo:     Male: Anterior

Thank you Dr Graham Brown for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We originally thought this looked like Aeolothynnus westwoodi, but Graham said "not quite sure, certainly not A. westwoodi which has black legs".

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Oct-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.