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Cryptocheilus sp. (genus)

Spider wasp at Holder, ACT

Cryptocheilus sp. (genus) at Holder, ACT - 10 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Cryptocheilus sp. (genus) 1 Nov 2022 SimoneC
Abispa ephippium 11 Jan 2022 Birdy
Abispa ephippium 10 Jan 2022 Gina

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User's notes

Lovely big potter wasp near Holder vets.


HaukeKoch wrote:
   28 Oct 2022
Maybe this is Cryptocheilus bicolor? The legs are quite long and thin, and the mesosoma all black.
SimoneC wrote:
   1 Nov 2022
A Cryptocheilus but with an extra colour band on the abdomen compared to C. bicolor

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Location information

Species information

  • Cryptocheilus sp. (genus) Scientific name
  • Spider wasp Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 10 Jan 2022 05:35 PM Recorded on
  • Gina Recorded by

Additional information

  • Eucalypt species Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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