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Bembix sp. (genus)

Unidentified Bembix sand wasp at Flynn, ACT

Bembix sp. (genus) at Flynn, ACT - 7 Jan 2021
Bembix sp. (genus) at Flynn, ACT - 7 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Bembix sp. (genus) 28 Jan 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Bembix sp. (genus) 10 Jan 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 9 Jan 2021 Rosie

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Author's notes

The wasp was flying over recently exposed soil. It sometimes seemed to eat or check out soil particles. It returned to the same spot and began digging. It made a pile of damper, loose particles. It was working from in the hole though I didn't see it leave. he hole became blocked.

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Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Flynn, ACT - 5 Apr 2021 by Rosie
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Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Flynn, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by Rosie
Bidens pilosa var. minor (Cobblers Pegs, Pitch-forks, Farmer's Friend) at Flynn, ACT - 17 Apr 2019 by Rosie

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 7 Jan 2021 03:58 PM Recorded on
  • Rosie Recorded by

Additional information

  • 50mm or larger Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • Burrow Breeding behaviour

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