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Eumeninae (subfamily)

Unidentified Potter wasp at Acton, ACT

Eumeninae (subfamily) at Acton, ACT - 16 May 2022
Eumeninae (subfamily) at Acton, ACT - 16 May 2022
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Identification history

Eumeninae (subfamily) 19 May 2022 SimoneC
Eumeninae (subfamily) 19 May 2022 SimoneC
Lasioglossum (Australictus) peraustrale 19 May 2022 Roger

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I though this was wasp, but looking at different photos I think its a Lasioglossum (Australictus) peraustrale bee

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   19 May 2022
No, your first guess was right. The most obvious thing is that the wings are folded longitudinally. None of our bees can do that. On the other hand, it shows how good the mimicry can be.
RogerF wrote:
   20 May 2022
Feeding at flower of Geraldton Wax, one of the few plants flowering in ANBQ at the moment and supplying nectar

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Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL Chromelosporium/Ostracoderma sp. at Acton, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by TimL Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by Teagan Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 Aug 2022 by TimL Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jul 2022 by TimL Ectoneura (genus) (Cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jun 2022 by TimL Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb Trombidiidae sp. 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(family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Hirudinidae sp. (family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by Tammy Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by TimL Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Helicarion cuvieri (A Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LD12 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger Syneora cheleuta (Brown-waved Bark Moth) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Protyora sterculiae (Kurrajong star psyllid) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by Roger Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2022 by Roger Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by Roger Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by TimL Oxycanus (genus) (Unidentified Oxycanus moths) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Homalictus (Homalictus) sphecodoides (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by Roger Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by MarkT Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges Euhesma nitidifrons (A plasterer bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by Roger Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by AJB Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by TimL Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by AJB Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL
Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL
Chromelosporium/Ostracoderma sp. at Acton, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by TimL
Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by Teagan
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 Aug 2022 by TimL
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jul 2022 by TimL
Ectoneura (genus) (Cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jun 2022 by TimL
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Rosopaella leurensis (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jun 2022 by HelenCross
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Xanthopimpla sp. (genus) (A yellow Ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Calocera sp. (A stagshorn fungus) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinidae sp. (family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinidae sp. (family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by Tammy
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by TimL
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Helicarion cuvieri (A Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LD12
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Syneora cheleuta (Brown-waved Bark Moth) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Protyora sterculiae (Kurrajong star psyllid) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL
Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by Roger
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2022 by Roger
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by Roger
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by TimL
Oxycanus (genus) (Unidentified Oxycanus moths) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Homalictus (Homalictus) sphecodoides (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Euhesma nitidifrons (A plasterer bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by Roger
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by AJB
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by TimL
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by AJB
Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL

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  • 16 May 2022 11:27 AM Recorded on
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