Green-eyed Orange Tachysphex Wasp
Dorsal & Wing Venation
Fidgety Sand Wasp
S1, Female, profile
Fidgety Sand Wasp (Tachysphex sp ES04)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Digging Wasp (Wasp: Crabronidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Fidgety Sand Wasp (Tachysphex sp ES04)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Female, dorsal🔎

Thank you Kerri-Lee Harris for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~14mm long Female (10 flagellomeres).
Tachysphex rather than tachytes:
1. Not very pubescent
2. Pygidium (posterior around ovi-positor) almost hairless
3. Pointy abdomen
One female photographed in Feb

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.