Sand Wasp
Male, ventral
Ellura
Yellow-antennae Weevil Wasp
Dorsal
 
    
Dark-antennae Weevil Wasp (Cerceris sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Digging Wasp (Wasp: Crabronidae)
Species: Dark-antennae Weevil Wasp (Cerceris sp ES1)
This Photo:     Resting in it's nest

Thank you Milo van Loon for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We thought this was a Masked Bee (Hylaeus sp).
We discovered the error when we caught & id'ed our 2nd specimen.
We beleive they are different species as the base of the antennae is a different colour.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Mar-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.