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Sphex sp. (genus)

Unidentified Sphex digger wasp at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Sphex sp. (genus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Jan 2019
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Identification history

Sphex sp. (genus) 15 Mar 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Sphex sp. (genus) 26 Jan 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 25 Jan 2019 RogerH

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Appeared to be excavating hole in ground. In Eucalyptus benthamii forest, National Arboretum Canberra. Made several entrances into hole, backing out and seemed to cast something small behind it once outside the hole.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 23 Jan 2019 10:35 AM Recorded on
  • RogerH Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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