Small Mud-nesting Wasp
Posterior
Ellura
Yellow-faced Mud-collar Wasp
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Yellow-faced Mud-collar Wasp (Ischnocoelia cf fulva)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)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

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
~15mm long.
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."

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Jan-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.