Tachysphex sp. (genus)

6 Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp at Acton, ACT

Tachysphex sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2022
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Tachysphex sp. (genus) 25 Nov 2022 SimoneC
Tachysphex sp. (genus) 25 Nov 2022 Roger

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RogerF wrote:
   5 Dec 2023
I photographed the same species on Veronica derwentiana near the rockery 2 days ago. Thanks for the id.
   15 Jul 2024
Having come across this picture by accident, can I ask whether it might be a Bembix species?

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Pelecorhynchus fulvus (Orange cap-nosed fly) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2023 by Roger
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Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Apr 2023 by HelenCross
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Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) primulipictus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Feb 2023 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) serricauda (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Jan 2023 by Roger
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Persoonia Bee) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jan 2023 by Roger
Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2023 by Roger
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata (Golden-Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2023 by Roger
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2022 by YellowButton
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Torbia viridissima (Gum Leaf Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022 by Miranda
Bibio sp. (genus) (A garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Tiphiidae (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2022 by TimL
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2022 by TimL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL
Cadmus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cadmus leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2022 by TimL
Cricotopus sp. (genus) (A non-biting midge) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2022 by TimL
Paralastor sp. (genus) (Potter Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2022 by TimL
Ptilophorus sp. (genus) (Wedge-shaped beetle) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by Miranda
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Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Staphylinidae (family) (Rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Ceratopogonidae (family) (Biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by BenHarvey
Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by TimL
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Euprosopia sp. (genus) (Signal fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Feb 2022 by DPRees125
Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at ANBG - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
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Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Leaf-cutter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Austrosciapus sp. (genus) (Long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus abnormis (Long-legged Jumper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Merophyas therina (a Tortrix Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Persoonia Bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton

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