Pale-legged Gasteruptiid Wasp
Tiny Black Gasteruptiid Wasp
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Gasteruptiid Wasp (Wasp: Gasteruptiidae)|
|Species:||Pale-legged Gasteruptiid Wasp (Gasteruption sp ES07)|
|This Photo:||🔍Male, face🔎|
Thank you Ben Parslow for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Male, ~12mm long & ~12mm wingspan. These are unusual ratios, with the wingspan normally being quite a bit larger than the head & body length.
Found in Melaleuca lanceolata flowers during the day.
Normally they are very hard to see but the blackness of it's body contrasted with the white Melaleuca flowers.
Found one specimen in March.