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Sceliphron formosum

1 Formosum mud-dauber at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
Sceliphron formosum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020
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Identification history

Sceliphron formosum 29 Mar 2020 michaelb
Sceliphron laetum 26 Mar 2020 michaelb
Sceliphron formosum 25 Mar 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Sceliphron laetum 25 Mar 2020 Ct1000

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Author's notes

I believe some kind of mud dauber wasp.. Was observed digging in the banks of the stream / drain.

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michaelb wrote:
   26 Mar 2020
Hi and thanks for your contribution/photo. I have downloaded one of the original photos, cropped it and added it back to aid in identification.
   29 Mar 2020
I think this is formosim because it has black antennae and multiple yellow spots on its back seehttp://museum.wa.gov.au/research/collections/terrestrial-zoology/entomology-insect-collection/entomology-factsheets/sceliphron
michaelb wrote:
   29 Mar 2020
Ok - I didn't notice the black antennae as a way to separate them.
   29 Mar 2020
This is only my observation but is consistent with all the sightings so far identified in CNP and those I looked at on the net

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Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush / Honey Reed) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Nov 2020 by AdventureGirl
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata (Hybrid of Cootamundra & Silver Wattles) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2020 by JackyF
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 May 2020 by JackyF
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
zz bolete at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019 by Ct1000
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Nov 2019 by TomT
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2019 by TomT
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2019 by TomT
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2019 by TomT
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jun 2019 by JackyF
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2019 by TomT
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jun 2019 by TomT
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Mar 2019 by TomT
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 25 Dec 2018 by TomT
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Dec 2018 by TomT
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Nov 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Nov 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Nov 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Oct 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Oct 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Oct 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Sep 2018 by KL
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Sep 2018 by JackyF
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Feb 2018 by JackyF
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Feb 2018 by jennyt
Sparaxis tricolor (Sparaxis, Harlequin Flower) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Oct 2016 by ACTParks-InvasivePlantsTeam

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 22 Mar 2020 04:55 PM Recorded on
  • Ct1000 Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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