Blue Hairy Flower Wasp
Female: ventral
Ellura
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 (www.ala.org.au). 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.