Giant Digger Wasp
Female, 10 antenna segments
Ellura
Fat Digger Wasp
Female, Wing Venation
 
                      
Fat Digger Wasp (Sphex corporosus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Mud Dauber & Sand Wasp (Wasp: Sphecidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Fat Digger Wasp (Sphex corporosus)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal🔎

Thank you Fauna_Mirifica for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~29mm long. We thought it might be a Sphex gracilis, but we also thought it was worn, so the hair is quite thin on the pronotum on the specimen we found compared to the 2015 paper.

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Jan-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.