Black-headed Orange Spider Wasp
Yellow-antennae Black Spider Wasp
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Spider Wasp (Wasp: Pompilidae)|
|Species:||Yellow-antennae Black Spider Wasp (Fabriogenia sp ES1)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~9mm long, ~17mm wingspan.
Very thick, obvious, yellow antennae that often curl at the tips.
The wings are light & dark striped, but transparent.
The body looks similar to the zebra spider wasp in that it has silvery grey stripes, but these are hairs not body colour.
There are only 3 fabriogenia sp described in Australia, and we have 3 different species here; but which is which or if all of ours are undescribed we can't say.
3 specimens found in November, January & March.