Potter Wasp Mimic
S3, Female, dorsal, wings open
Ellura
Potter Wasp Mimic
S2, Female, profile
 
                      
Potter Wasp Mimic (Williamsita nr smithiensis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Digging Wasp (Wasp: Crabronidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Potter Wasp Mimic (Williamsita nr smithiensis)
This Photo:     🔍S2, Female, profile🔎

Thank you Brian-d for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13mm long.
Very similar to Cerceris sp, except they have a vertical ridge running down their face; This one has a vertical cleavage.
There seem to be some differences between this and W. smithiensis, eg antennae colour.

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Dec-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.