Sphex sp. (genus)

Unidentified Sphex digger wasp at Cook, ACT

Sphex sp. (genus) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jan 2020
Sphex sp. (genus) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jan 2020
Sphex sp. (genus) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jan 2020
Sphex sp. (genus) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jan 2020
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Identification history

Sphex sp. (genus) 10 Jan 2020 KimPullen
Unidentified 7 Jan 2020 CathB

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Wasps covered in smoke particles.

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KimPullen wrote:
   11 Jan 2020
Possibly S. cognatus.

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Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Cook, ACT - 21 May 2020 by CathB
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Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrel) at Cook, ACT - 2 Mar 2020 by CathB
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Cook, ACT - 27 Feb 2020 by CathB
Thyene concinna (Creeping Jumper) at Cook, ACT - 15 Feb 2020 by CathB
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard) at Cook, ACT - 7 Feb 2020 by CathB
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Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Cook, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by CathB
Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Cook, ACT - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Austroicetes sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Syllitus grammicus (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2020 by CathB
Yoyetta australicta (Southern Ticking Ambertail) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2019 by CathB
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Dunlop, ACT - 25 Nov 2019 by CathB
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 19 Nov 2019 by CathB
Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Cook, ACT - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB
Juncus subsecundus (Finger Rush) at Cook, ACT - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB
Onthophagus granulatus (Small brown dung beetle) at Cook, ACT - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Cook, ACT - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB
Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard) at Cook, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Australiphthiria (genus) (Bee fly) at Cook, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Phasia sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Cook, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Cook, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis subsp. coriacea (Wattle Matrush) at Cook, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Cook, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Diomus notescens (Little two-spotted ladybird) at Cook, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Lophyrotoma analis (Sawfly, Ironbark Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Holoplatys sp. (genus) (Unidentified Holoplatys jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Perunga ochracea (Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 29 Sep 2019 by CathB
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Cook, ACT - 27 Sep 2019 by JohnB
Muscidae (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Cook, ACT - 18 Sep 2019 by CathB
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Cook, ACT - 9 Sep 2019 by Tammy
Epicoma melanosticta (Common Epicoma) at Cook, ACT - 27 Aug 2019 by CathB
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Cook, ACT - 4 May 2019 by CathB
Panicum capillare/hillmanii (Exotic/Invasive Panic Grass) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2019 by CathB
Juncus sp. (A Rush) at Cook, ACT - 7 Feb 2019 by CathB

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 5 Jan 2020 10:16 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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