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Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae)Isodontia sp. (genus)   

Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp at Urambi Hills

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Isodontia sp. (genus) at Urambi Hills - 24 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Urambi Hills - 24 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Urambi Hills - 24 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Urambi Hills - 24 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Urambi Hills - 24 Dec 2018

Identification history

Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Isodontia sp. (genus) 27 Dec 2018 KimPullen
Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Isodontia sp. (genus) 27 Dec 2018 michaelb

Author's notes

There were several wasps at work at a fallen ancient tree trunk of Eucalyptus polyanthemos, with hundreds of borer holes in it. The grass used by the wasps was Bothriochloa macra......... Urambi Hills.

2 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   27 Dec 2018
Great set of images, Michael.
michaelb wrote:
   27 Dec 2018
Thanks Kim
I went back again for a few more photos yesterday to see if I could get some clear ones of the wasps..... see sighting number 4086613.

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Nearby Sightings

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Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Holoplatys sp. (genus) (TBC) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Senostoma sp. (genus) (Bristle Fly) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018 Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Urambi Hills - 23 Jun 2018 Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Urambi Hills - 9 Sep 2017 Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Urambi Hills - 25 Apr 2016 Pteridium esculentum (Bracken Fern, Bracken) at Urambi Hills - 1 Nov 2015 Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Urambi Hills - 1 Nov 2015 Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle) at Urambi Hills - 5 Jan 2015
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Holoplatys sp. (genus) (TBC) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Senostoma sp. (genus) (Bristle Fly) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Urambi Hills - 26 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Urambi Hills - 23 Jun 2018
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Urambi Hills - 9 Sep 2017
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Urambi Hills - 25 Apr 2016
Pteridium esculentum (Bracken Fern, Bracken) at Urambi Hills - 1 Nov 2015
Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Urambi Hills - 1 Nov 2015
Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle) at Urambi Hills - 5 Jan 2015

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 24 Dec 2018 5:35 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
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