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Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae)Crabroninae sp. (subfamily)

Unidentified solitary wasp at Higgins, ACT

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Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2019
Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2019
Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2019
Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2019

Identification history

Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) 14 May 2019 KimPullen
Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) 10 May 2019 KimPullen
Potter wasp (Vespidae, Eumeninae) Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) 17 Jan 2019 Alison Milton

Author's notes

Digging nests in the dirt

2 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   21 Jan 2019
Not sure about this one, doesn't look like a typical eumenine, and the behaviour is unusual for that group. Crabroninae is an alternative.
   21 Jan 2019
Kim, Happy to be corrected. I based my identification on Potter wasp (Vespidae, Eumeninae) Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) on 8 Feb 2016 but could be that this identification is incorrect also.

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Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Apr 2019 Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2019 Elaphodes sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2019 Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Anestia sp. (genus) (A tiger moth) at Higgins, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 Lauxaniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019 Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019 Epilachna sumbana (Leaf-eating ladybird) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Aulacophora hilaris (Pumpkin beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Dec 2018 Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2018 Heoclisis fundata (Antlion lacewing) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Nov 2018 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Nov 2018 Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Nov 2018 Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Oct 2018 Thomisidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crab spider or Flower spider) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Oct 2018 Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Oct 2018 Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Oct 2018 Crocidosema plebejana (Cotton Tipworm Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Oct 2018 Heliocosma melanotypa (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Oct 2018 Poecilasthena thalassias (Sea-blue Delicate) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Oct 2018 Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Oct 2018 Paropsisterna atalanta (Atalanta button beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Oct 2018 Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Oct 2018 Thema protogramma (A concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Sep 2018 Philobota sp. (genus) (Unidentified Philobota concealer moths) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Sep 2018 Helicoverpa sp. (genus) (A bollworm) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Sep 2018 Helicoverpa punctigera (Australian bollworm, Native budworm) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Sep 2018 Chrysodeixis argentifera (Tobacco looper) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Sep 2018 Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Higgins, ACT - 19 Jul 2018 Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jul 2018 Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jun 2018 Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Apr 2018 Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2018 Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Feb 2018 Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Feb 2018 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2018 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2018 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Jan 2018 Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 Pseudoperga lewisii (A Sawfly) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Dec 2017 zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 Garrha carnea (A concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 Lepidoscia sp. (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Nov 2017 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Nov 2017 Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Nov 2017 Philobota productella (Pasture Tunnel Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Nov 2017 Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Nov 2017 Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Nov 2017 Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Sep 2017 Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Aug 2017 Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Aug 2017 Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Aug 2017 Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2017 Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017 Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017 Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017 Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017 Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered cuckoo bee) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Feb 2017 Anthela varia (Varied anthelid) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 Paropsis charybdis (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 Eurymeloides pulchra (A Gumtree hopper) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 Araneae sp. (order) (Spider egg case) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 Unidentified at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 Nezara viridula (Green vegetable bug) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Dec 2016 Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Apr 2016 Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Higgins, ACT - 21 Dec 2013 Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague soldier beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Apr 2013 Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Jan 2008 Chelepteryx collesi (White-stemmed Gum Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2008
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Apr 2019
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2019
Elaphodes sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2019
Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Anestia sp. (genus) (A tiger moth) at Higgins, ACT - 19 Mar 2019
Lauxaniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Epilachna sumbana (Leaf-eating ladybird) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Aulacophora hilaris (Pumpkin beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Dec 2018
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2018
Heoclisis fundata (Antlion lacewing) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Nov 2018
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Nov 2018
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Nov 2018
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Oct 2018
Thomisidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crab spider or Flower spider) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Oct 2018
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Oct 2018
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Oct 2018
Crocidosema plebejana (Cotton Tipworm Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Oct 2018
Heliocosma melanotypa (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Oct 2018
Poecilasthena thalassias (Sea-blue Delicate) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Oct 2018
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Oct 2018
Paropsisterna atalanta (Atalanta button beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Oct 2018
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Oct 2018
Thema protogramma (A concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Sep 2018
Philobota sp. (genus) (Unidentified Philobota concealer moths) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Sep 2018
Helicoverpa sp. (genus) (A bollworm) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Sep 2018
Helicoverpa punctigera (Australian bollworm, Native budworm) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Sep 2018
Chrysodeixis argentifera (Tobacco looper) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Sep 2018
Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Higgins, ACT - 19 Jul 2018
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jul 2018
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jun 2018
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Apr 2018
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2018
Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Feb 2018
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Feb 2018
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2018
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2018
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Jan 2018
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2018
Pseudoperga lewisii (A Sawfly) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2018
Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Dec 2017
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017
Garrha carnea (A concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017
Lepidoscia sp. (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Dec 2017
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Nov 2017
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Nov 2017
Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Nov 2017
Philobota productella (Pasture Tunnel Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Nov 2017
Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Nov 2017
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Nov 2017
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Sep 2017
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Aug 2017
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Aug 2017
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Aug 2017
Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2017
Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017
Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered cuckoo bee) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Feb 2017
Anthela varia (Varied anthelid) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017
Paropsis charybdis (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017
Eurymeloides pulchra (A Gumtree hopper) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017
Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017
Araneae sp. (order) (Spider egg case) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017
Unidentified at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017
Nezara viridula (Green vegetable bug) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Dec 2016
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Nov 2016
Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Nov 2016
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Apr 2016
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Higgins, ACT - 21 Dec 2013
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague soldier beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Apr 2013
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Jan 2008
Chelepteryx collesi (White-stemmed Gum Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2008

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.029088-35.237228
  • Altitude 709.7m
  • Places Higgins, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 9 Abundance
  • 14 Jan 2019 10:12 AM Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
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