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TIPHIIDAE sp.

Unidentified Smooth flower wasp at North Nowra, NSW

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
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Identification history

Austroscolia soror 30 Oct 2018 MikeLeggett

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

2 comments

   26 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
   30 Nov 2018
So the female is the smaller. I had assumed the other way round. Fascinating. Thanks Paul.

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Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Feb 2014 by Mike Leggett
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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 30 Oct 2018 12:00 AM Recorded on
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