Southern Paper Wasp
Anterior
Ellura
Orange-striped Potter Wasp
Abdomen
 
    
Orange-striped Potter Wasp (Vespidae sp ES5)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Potter Wasp (Wasp: Vespidae)
Species: Orange-striped Potter Wasp (Vespidae sp ES5)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13mm long
This specimen was found dead & desicated outside.
It fell apart as we were handling it while photographing.
We thought this was a paralastor wasp, but the wing venation doesn't much (ie the 2nd sub-marginal cell isn't petiolate)

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Mar-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.