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Ant / Bee / WaspTIPHIIDAE sp.

Unidentified Smooth flower wasp at North Nowra, NSW

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TIPHIIDAE sp. at North Nowra, NSW - 30 Oct 2018
TIPHIIDAE sp. at North Nowra, NSW - 30 Oct 2018
TIPHIIDAE sp. at North Nowra, NSW - 30 Oct 2018

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp TIPHIIDAE sp. 25 Nov 2018 Paul Whitington
Discolia soror 30 Oct 2018 Mike Leggett

Author's notes

A male and female Black Flower wasp during copulation which lasted a half hour or more during flight..

2 comments

   25 Nov 2018
Hi Mike, Discolia soror is not a valid taxon name. Your wasp isn’t Austroscolia soror, as that species has blue wings and has a flying female. Flightless females are a feature of Tiphiidae and so I’ll call your wasps as that family. I’m not qualified to go beyond that level. Cheers, Paul
   29 Nov 2018
So the female is the smaller. I had assumed the other way round. Fascinating. Thanks Paul.

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Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at North Nowra, NSW - 12 Apr 2019 Dianella caerulea (Blue Flax Lily) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Mar 2019 Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at North Nowra, NSW - 24 Feb 2019 Phaneropterinae (sub-family) (Bush Katydid) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Jan 2019 Psaltoda moerens (Redeye) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Dec 2018 Unidentified Spider /  Scorpion (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Dec 2018 Villa sp. (Bee fly) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Cryptocheilus sp. (Spider wasp) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Bastilla arctotaenia at North Nowra, NSW - 22 Nov 2017 Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Nov 2017 Unidentified Other Insect (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Apr 2017 Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 23 Feb 2017 Austroscolia soror (Austroscolia soror) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Feb 2017 Ariamnes colubrinus (Whip Spider) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Mar 2016 Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at North Nowra, NSW - 8 Feb 2016 Blepharotes sp. (Robber fly) at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Dec 2015 Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Oct 2015 ACRIDIDAE (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Sep 2015 Plectorrhiza tridentata (Tangle Orchid) at North Nowra, NSW - 24 Sep 2014 Leioproctus sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Sep 2014 Unidentified Ant / Bee / Wasp (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Sep 2014 Exoneura sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Sep 2014 Amenia (imperialis group) (Snail Parasitic Blowfly) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Sep 2014 Xylocopa (Lestis) sp. (Carpenter Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014 Unidentified Ant / Bee / Wasp (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014 Tephritidae (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014 Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 15 Sep 2014 Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 9 Sep 2014 Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Aug 2014 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Aug 2014 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at North Nowra, NSW - 5 Aug 2014 Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Jul 2014 Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at North Nowra, NSW - 14 Feb 2014 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at North Nowra, NSW - 13 Feb 2014 Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Feb 2014 Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Jul 2011 PHASMATODEA (Unidentified Stick Insect) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Jun 2011
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at North Nowra, NSW - 12 Apr 2019
Dianella caerulea (Blue Flax Lily) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Mar 2019
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at North Nowra, NSW - 24 Feb 2019
Phaneropterinae (sub-family) (Bush Katydid) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Jan 2019
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Dec 2018
Unidentified Spider /  Scorpion (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Dec 2018
Villa sp. (Bee fly) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Cryptocheilus sp. (Spider wasp) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Bastilla arctotaenia at North Nowra, NSW - 22 Nov 2017
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Nov 2017
Unidentified Other Insect (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Apr 2017
Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 23 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror (Austroscolia soror) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Feb 2017
Ariamnes colubrinus (Whip Spider) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Mar 2016
Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at North Nowra, NSW - 8 Feb 2016
Blepharotes sp. (Robber fly) at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Dec 2015
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Oct 2015
ACRIDIDAE (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Sep 2015
Plectorrhiza tridentata (Tangle Orchid) at North Nowra, NSW - 24 Sep 2014
Leioproctus sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Sep 2014
Unidentified Ant / Bee / Wasp (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Sep 2014
Exoneura sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Sep 2014
Amenia (imperialis group) (Snail Parasitic Blowfly) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Sep 2014
Xylocopa (Lestis) sp. (Carpenter Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014
Unidentified Ant / Bee / Wasp (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014
Tephritidae (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014
Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 15 Sep 2014
Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 9 Sep 2014
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Aug 2014
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Aug 2014
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at North Nowra, NSW - 5 Aug 2014
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Jul 2014
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at North Nowra, NSW - 14 Feb 2014
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at North Nowra, NSW - 13 Feb 2014
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Feb 2014
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Jul 2011
PHASMATODEA (Unidentified Stick Insect) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Jun 2011

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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