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Polistes sp. (genus)

Unidentified paper wasp at Point Hut to Tharwa

Polistes sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
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Identification history

Polistes sp. (genus) 29 Jun 2019 michaelb
Polistes sp. (genus) 26 Jun 2019 KimPullen
Polistes (Gyrostoma) erythrinus 26 Jun 2019 michaelb

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Author's notes

Near the Murrumbidgee River upstream of Point Hut Crossing.

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KimPullen wrote:
   27 Jun 2019
A Polistes, but I'm not sure which species. I'd like to check the colours of this one against reliably identified specimens of P. erythrinus.
michaelb wrote:
   29 Jun 2019
Hi Kim
There are good photos (Reiner Richter) of Polistes erythrinus on ALA:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:409bd0dc-71fd-4259-ba43-4b7dde4fca95#gallery

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Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Feb 2021 by michaelb
Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Apr 2019 by michaelb
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 by michaelb
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 by michaelb
Salix nigra (Black Willow) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 by michaelb
Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 by michaelb
Citrullus lanatus (Wild Melon, Camel Melon, Bitter Melon) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 by michaelb
Oenothera indecora subsp. bonariensis (Small-flower evening-primrose) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 by michaelb
Sturnus vulgaris (Common Starling) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Jul 2017 by michaelb
Callistemon sieberi (River Bottlebrush) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Nov 2014 by michaelb
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Oct 2014 by michaelb
Callistemon sieberi (River Bottlebrush) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Mar 2002 by michaelb
Dichanthium sericeum (Queensland Blue-grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 May 2000 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 3 Apr 2019 06:28 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

Additional information

  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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