Small Flower Wasp
Male, ventral + wing venation
Black & Yellow Flower Wasp
Black & Yellow Flower Wasp (Aeolothynnus cf sp ES3)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Flower Wasp (Wasp: Thynnidae: Thynninae)
Species: Black & Yellow Flower Wasp (Aeolothynnus cf sp ES3)
This Photo:     Anterior

Thank you Dr Graham Brown for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A medium, hairy wasp of ~10mm. Note the totally black head and green eyes, but very similar shape and body markings to A. sp ES2.
We thought it looked Bembix like and Graham said "Bembix always stouter and certainly larger than Aeolothynnus". This highlights the need to get size information with photographs.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.