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Catocheilus sp. (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 19 Oct 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 19 Oct 2018

Identification history

Flower wasp (Scoliidae, Tiphiidae) Catocheilus sp. 22 Oct 2018 LizAllen
Unidentified 20 Oct 2018 LizAllen

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Author's notes

T-tree a hive of feeding & maybe breeding too? 2-3 diff. species

3 comments

   23 Oct 2018
Hi Liz - Certainly looks like there's mating involved. Photo 3 shows a smaller wingless female flower wasp attached to the male by genitals. Photo 2 might be a different species, do you think?
LizAllen wrote:
   24 Oct 2018
Hi Max,
Am really confused about the no of species.pic 2 stripey body & 3 tan with wingless patterned one attached ? I will put a separate entry .
   24 Oct 2018
Hi Liz, Yep, looks like the male and female on photo 2 are very different in colouration, quite apart from the wings/no wings difference. Way outside my area of knowledge - might have to wait till Kerri and Paul get back.

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Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 19 Oct 2018 9:54 AM Recorded on
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