Small Mud-nesting Wasp
Yellow-faced Mud-collar Wasp
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Potter Wasp (Wasp: Vespidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Yellow-faced Mud-collar Wasp (Ischnocoelia cf fulva)|
Thank you Marco Selis for identifying and Milo van Loon & Arturo Femia for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Notice how the antennae tips fold over. It's not easy to see and is only captured on a few shots.
Marco said "This could be the male of I. fulva. If you collected the specimen, it would be very useful to extract and dissect the genital capsule. In this group there are very important diagnostic characteristics in aedeagus and digitus."