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Isodontia sp. (genus)

Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp at Hackett, ACT

Isodontia sp. (genus) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Jan 2021
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Isodontia sp. (genus) 16 Jan 2021 michaelb
Isodontia sp. (genus) 11 Jan 2021 waltraud

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Closing nest.

5 comments

argybee wrote:
   15 Jan 2021
Thank you. Needed this genus info. ;-)
waltraud wrote:
   15 Jan 2021
Sorry argybee, I don't understand your comment: is it a request? do you need more info?
argybee wrote:
   15 Jan 2021
No thanks that's plenty. I've been trying to find something that was doing this weird thing with grass for a year or so now. Your genus gave the key.
waltraud wrote:
   15 Jan 2021
A pleasure.
They are wonderful. I like the grass flying through my garden. They hunt crickets for their brood and feed on nectar for their own fuel.
If you have a bee/wasp hotel: the new emerging bees and wasps including Isodontia will be learning the place where they are born, will perform a learning flight before their first trip and females will come back to inspect potential nest sites, so you would need to extend the hotel complex.
argybee wrote:
   15 Jan 2021
Wow! Fascinating stuff. Thanks.

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Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Hackett, ACT - 3 May 2020 by waltraud
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Austroscolia soror (Blue-winged flower wasp) at Hackett, ACT - 6 Feb 2020 by waltraud
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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2021 06:03 PM Recorded on
  • waltraud Recorded by

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  • Nest building Breeding behaviour

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