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Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae)Ropalidia plebeiana

Small brown paper wasp at Aranda Bushland

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Ropalidia plebeiana at Aranda Bushland - 23 Mar 2014
Ropalidia plebeiana at Aranda Bushland - 23 Mar 2014
Ropalidia plebeiana at Aranda Bushland - 23 Mar 2014

Identification history

Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Ropalidia plebeiana 4 Feb 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 4 Feb 2017 CathB
Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Ropalidia plebeiana 4 Feb 2017 KimPullen
Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Ropalidia plebeiana 4 Feb 2017 CathB

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Author's notes

Taken soon after a fuel reduction burn whose date I don't recall, but I was surprised to see that this had either escaped burning or had been built so quickly since. The wasp on the right in image 2 seems to have been buzzing its wings.

2 comments

wrote:
   4 Feb 2017
Not sure what happened here. It seems to have been confirmed (on 3 Feb) before I uploaded it on 4 Feb. Now it's gone back to unidentified. Maybe it was confirmed while I was editing my notes and this caused problems?
wrote:
   7 Feb 2017
You can take that as a double confirmation Cath!

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Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Mar 2019 by CathB
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Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Sep 2018 by CathB
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Aug 2018 by CathB
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 8 Aug 2017 by CathB
Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Postia pelliculosa (A wood-rotting bracket fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Mar 2017 by CathB
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Nov 2016 by MichaelMulvaney
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Nov 2016 by MichaelMulvaney
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2016 by Sheridan.maher
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2016 by Sheridan.maher
Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2016 by Sheridan.maher
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016 by Sheridan.maher
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016 by Sheridan.maher
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016 by Sheridan.maher
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016 by Sheridan.maher
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Aug 2016 by CathB
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 16 May 2016 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 12 May 2016 by CathB
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 by Sheridan.maher
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 by Sheridan.maher
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 by Sheridan.maher
Diuris sp. (A donkey orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 by Sheridan.maher
Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 by Sheridan.maher
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Oct 2015 by ColinMacdonald
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2015 by CathB
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Mar 2015 by KMcCue
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Sep 2014 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 22 Mar 2014 Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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