Bee Parasitizing Wasp
S2: petiole
Orchid-dupe Wasp
Female, profile
Bee Parasitizing Wasp (Labium cf brevicorne)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Ichneumon Wasp (Wasp: Ichneumonidae)
Species: Bee Parasitizing Wasp (Labium cf brevicorne)
This Photo:     S1: Hunting

Thank you Maddi Giannotta for identifying and Ben Parslow & Tina Meakin for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Maddi said "This a tentative ID, I would need to look at it a bit more closely to be certain - there are a few species in this complex that are remarkably similar!"

Copyright © 2015-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Sep-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.