Small Black Parasitoid Wasp
Blue Hairy Flower Wasp
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Hairy Flower Wasp (Wasp: Scoliidae)|
|Species:||Blue Hairy Flower Wasp (Austroscolia soror)|
|This Photo:||Female: dorsal|
Thank you Dr Graham Brown for confirming the identification of this species
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Very dark blue, looking mainly black except for light reflections.
Note the emarginate eyes.
Having shorter antennae we assume this to be a female.
If it wasn't for the indented eyes Graham said "it could have been one of a couple of thynnid genera - Anthobosca or Austromyzinum but fully black ones of these two genera are rare".