Yellow-faced Mud-collar Wasp
Black-faced Mud-collar Wasp
|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)|
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."