Yellow-faced Mud-collar Wasp
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Ellura
Black-faced Mud-collar Wasp
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Black-faced Mud-collar Wasp (Ischnocoelia sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Potter Wasp (Wasp: Vespidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black-faced Mud-collar Wasp (Ischnocoelia sp ES01)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Marco Selis, Milo van Loon, Brian-d & Arturo Femia for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~14mm long. Emarginate eyes, long thin waist. The thin/thread waist is represented by another group (Sphecinae), but the folded wings held along side, or up in the air, trumps the thin waist for taxon placement in Vespidae.
B. Dagley said "There are 9 Australian Ischnocoelia species in total, although maybe only a subset are possible matches. Lopes, R. B., Carpenter, J. M., & Noll, F. B. (2021). Cladistic analysis of Zethus Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae): a new subgeneric classification. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 82, 253."

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Dec-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.