Ant / Bee / WaspCatocheilus sp.

Smooth flower wasp at Wonboyn, NSW

Catocheilus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Jan 2016

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Catocheilus sp. 2 Feb 2018 KerriLee155
Unidentified 30 Aug 2017 KerriLee155

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.
KerriLee155 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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Zizina otis labradus at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Jan 2018
Amata nigriceps at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Jan 2018
Ferreola handschini at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Jan 2018
CONOPIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Jan 2018
Rattus fuscipes at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Jan 2018
Rattus fuscipes (TBC) at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Jan 2018
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Schelhammera undulata at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Parapalaeosepsis plebeia at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Jan 2018
Haemaphysalis longicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Dec 2017
Caladenia carnea at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Glyphipterix cometophora at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Venatrix australiensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Ixodes holocyclus at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Taxeotis perlinearia at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Exoneura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Mar 2017
Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Hypocysta metirius at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror at Wonboyn, NSW - 8 Feb 2017
Geitoneura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Melangyna sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Psednura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Oct 2016
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Oct 2016
Venatrix mckayi at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Plecia dimidiata at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Feb 2016
Glycaspis sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Tisiphone abeona at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Sextius sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Feb 2016
Ectomocoris patricius at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2016
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015
Ellipsidion sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015
Lissopimpla excelsa at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Dec 2015
Nerthra sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 25 Nov 2015
Ishidaella sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 23 Nov 2015
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 19 Nov 2015
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 1 Nov 2015
Austrolestes cingulatus at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2015
Oncopeltus sordidus at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Jan 2015

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Species information

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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