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Diamma bicolor

Blue ant, Bluebottle ant at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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
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Identification history

Diamma bicolor 3 Feb 2019 michaelb
Diamma bicolor 3 Feb 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 3 Feb 2019 TimL

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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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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 2 Feb 2019 07:07 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
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