Bembix sp. (genus)

1 Unidentified Bembix sand wasp at Acton, ACT

Bembix sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022
Bembix sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022
Bembix sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022
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Identification history

Bembix sp. (genus) 14 Dec 2022 michaelb
Bembix sp. (genus) 13 Dec 2022 Miranda

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There may have been courtship behaviour going on as there were a lot of wasps congregated round this bush and they seemed interested in each other as well as the flowers.

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Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by Roger
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Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Megachile (Eutricharaea) serricauda (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2021 by Roger
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB

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Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 28 Nov 2022 12:08 PM Recorded on
  • Miranda Recorded by

Additional information

  • Leptospermum Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Mixed Gender
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • Feeding on nectar or pollen Insect behaviour on flower
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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