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Flower wasp (Scoliidae & Tiphiidae)Diamma bicolor

Blue ant, Bluebottle ant at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Diamma bicolor at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2019
Diamma bicolor at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2019
Diamma bicolor at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2019
Diamma bicolor at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2019
Diamma bicolor at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2019

Identification history

Flower wasp (Scoliidae & Tiphiidae) Diamma bicolor 3 Feb 2019 michaelb
Flower wasp (Scoliidae & Tiphiidae) Diamma bicolor 3 Feb 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 3 Feb 2019 Tim L

Author's notes

A wingless female blue ant. The parasitic wasp Diamma bicolor. Found by the students of Blue Gum Community School, After School Care Holiday Program.

2 comments

michaelb wrote:
   3 Feb 2019
FYI - it is a flower wasp, not a parasitic wasp.
RogerF wrote:
   3 Feb 2019
Watch out students: a powerful sting

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Nearby Sightings

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Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 17 Feb 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Jan 2019
Onthophagus granulatus (Small brown dung beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Jan 2019
Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2018
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018
Myrmecia tarsata (Bull ant or Bulldog ant) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Nov 2018
Nyctophilus gouldi (Gould's Long-eared Bat) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Jul 2018
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2018
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2018
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 24 Dec 2017
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2017
Cercartetus nanus (Eastern Pygmy Possum) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Nov 2017
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 23 Oct 2017
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Apr 2017
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2017
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 15 Feb 2017
Phyllotocus rufipennis (Nectar scarab) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 17 Dec 2016
Passalidae sp. (family) (Passalid or Bess Beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2016
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 Oct 2016
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 15 Oct 2016
Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 5 Mar 2016
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Mar 2016
Papaver aculeatum (Bristle Poppy) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 23 Oct 2015
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 5 Sep 2015
Paropsisterna variicollis (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 4 Apr 2012
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Feb 2011
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2009

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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