Large Zebra Spider Wasp
S1, profile
Large Zebra Spider Wasp
S1, Abdominal Stripes
Large Zebra Spider Wasp (Turneromyia sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Zebra Spider Wasp (Wasp: Pompilidae: Pompilinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Large Zebra Spider Wasp (Turneromyia sp)
This Photo:     🔍S9, Wing Venation🔎

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
See the other Zebra Spider Wasp (Pompilinae sp) for a discussion of variations in this sub-family.
This specimen was about 15mm long (body & head), wingspan ~26mm.
Note the much thicker body stripes, which meet on the side of the abdomen. The black head band between the eye is also much stronger & sharper.
Also note the 3 sub-marginal cells on the wing venation.

Similar Species: Zebra Spider Wasp (Pompilinae sp) : Small Zebra Spider Wasp (Ctenostegus sp)

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Feb-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.