Large Mud-nesting Wasp
Posterior
Ellura
Masked Mud-nesting Wasp
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Masked Mud-nesting Wasp (Anterhynchium (Epiodynerus) nigrocinctum ssp nigrocinctum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Potter Wasp (Wasp: Vespidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Masked Mud-nesting Wasp (Anterhynchium (Epiodynerus) nigrocinctum ssp nigrocinctum)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Marco Selis for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~14mm long.
We thought this was an Abispa sp.
Marco said "Anterhynchium (Epiodynerus) nigrocinctum nigrocinctum is the complete name, as in Eastern Indonesia occurs the subspecies Anterhynchium nigrocinctum meraukense. The differences are very slight and involve only the extension of orange pattern, they are just variations in my opinion."

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Dec-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.