Orange-faced Flower Wasp
Male, dorsal
Orange-faced Flower Wasp
Male, Wing Venation
Orange-faced Flower Wasp (Belothynnus cf impetuosus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Flower Wasp (Wasp: Thynnidae: Thynninae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Orange-faced Flower Wasp (Belothynnus cf impetuosus)
This Photo:     🔍Male, profile🔎

Thank you Dr Graham Brown for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line
2nd Record in SA

~23mm long.
Black with almost no markings except on the face. The apparant brown 'u' shape on the top of the thorax appears to be dirt/sand; possibly hair.
Graham said "It could be Belothynnus impetuosus but cannot tell for the photos."

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.