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Isodontia sp. (genus)

Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp at Tuggeranong DC, ACT

Isodontia sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
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Identification history

Isodontia sp. (genus) 27 Dec 2018 KimPullen
Isodontia sp. (genus) 27 Dec 2018 michaelb

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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.

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KimPullen wrote:
   28 Dec 2018
Great set of images, Michael.
michaelb wrote:
   28 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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Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 24 Sep 2021 by HelenCross Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 16 Sep 2021 by JohnBundock Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Ocrisiona leucocomis (White-flecked Crevice-dweller) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Senostoma sp. (genus) (Bristle Fly) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 23 Jun 2018 by Kristy
Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 24 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 16 Sep 2021 by JohnBundock
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Ocrisiona leucocomis (White-flecked Crevice-dweller) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Senostoma sp. (genus) (Bristle Fly) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 by michaelb
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Tuggeranong DC, ACT - 23 Jun 2018 by Kristy

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 24 Dec 2018 05:35 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

Additional information

  • Eucalyptus polyanthemos (fallen tree trunk) Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Nest building Breeding behaviour
  • Female Gender

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