Mud-nesting Wasp
Face
Ellura
Yellow-faced Potter Wasp
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Yellow-faced Potter Wasp (Australodynerus cf merredinensis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Potter Wasp (Wasp: Vespidae)
Species: Yellow-faced Potter Wasp (Australodynerus cf merredinensis)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~10mm long. Basically a black wasp, with yellow face markings and orange body patches.
Notice the deeply emarginate eye and wings held up.
In the wing venation description, this shows the difference between this species (top wing) and the very similar looking Paralastor wasps (lower wing).

Copyright © 2019-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Dec-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.