Unid'ed Zebra Spider Wasp
Undescribed Zebra Spider Wasp
S1, Female, profile
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Zebra Spider Wasp (Wasp: Pompilidae: Pompilinae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Undescribed Zebra Spider Wasp (Turneromyia sp ES02)|
|This Photo:||🔍S1, Female, dorsal🔎|
Thank you Dr Paul Whitington & Sam Gordon for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~18mm long Female. ~12.5mm long forewing, but a bit damaged so may have been slightly longer.
The 1st flagellomere is incredibly long compared with our other species in this genus.
4 basitarsus spines slightly curved.
It is reasonably hairy.
The face & size are quite different to the Turneromyia melancholicus female Paul id'ed for us the other day.
The abdominal bands seem quite narrow, the stergites aren't generally grey, and the break between the bands seems large, not small.
Following the key, Paul id'ed this to a species similar to both T. vassei & T. venator. Our photo's didn't show clear enough images of some of the diagnostic features.
But the black clypeus wasn't mentioned for either and there are too many contradicting features to believe it could be one or the other.