Blue Hairy Flower Wasp
Female: ventral
2 Spotted Blue Hairy Flower Wasp
Female, cold from fridge, ~30mm
2 Spotted Blue Hairy Flower Wasp (Laeviscolia frontalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Hairy Flower Wasp (Wasp: Scoliidae)
Species: 2 Spotted Blue Hairy Flower Wasp (Laeviscolia frontalis)
This Photo:     In Melaleuca

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is the 1st record for this family in South Australia on the ALA website ( Females have shorter antennae than the males, and the males seem to be smaller. Different sub-species can also have yellow shoulders.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.