Ant / Bee / WaspThynnus sp.

Native Flower Wasp at Wonboyn, NSW

Thynnus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Jan 2016

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Thynnus sp. 4 Sep 2017 KerriLee
Ant / Bee / Wasp Thynnus sp. 30 Aug 2017 KerriLee
Unidentified 30 Aug 2017 KerriLee

Author's notes

I believe this is the wingless female of the flower wasp Thynnus zonatus (Family: Tiphiidae). She was clinging, motionless, atop a Patersoonia leaf for two consecutive days.

2 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   25 Oct 2017
Hi Kerri, I think this might be a Catocheilus. There are 2 of the genus already in the database, Catocheilus annulatus and 'Catocheilus sp.', although they look the same in the images. C. apterus (name obviously based on a female) is another species that may be on the South Coast. I suspect some (or many) of the images of Thynnus, Catocheilus and other Thynninae online are wrongly identified. Regards, Kim.
KerriLee wrote:
   25 Oct 2017
ah, I wondered if we'd been a bit hasty in ID'ing this one. Thanks Kim - will correct it as soon as I get a chance. Cheers

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