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Crabronidae (family)

Sand wasp at suppressed

Crabronidae (family) at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
Crabronidae (family) at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
Crabronidae (family) at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
Crabronidae (family) at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
Crabronidae (family) at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Crabronidae (family) 24 Jan 2023 SimoneC
Crabronidae (family) 24 Jan 2023 SimoneC
Unidentified 24 Jan 2023 AJB

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User's notes

Hi Michael I really hope this is a bee in my hotel! But it has me stumped. Funny notch on eye near antennae , pointy abdomen end, not carrying pollen but seems to have some fur on face and under thorax and a bit of that bee basal vein. She keeps going in the tunnel seemingly to rest and fuss a bit with the clay pile at the entrance. I could not see a good wasp match but.... Advice appreciated!

2 comments

   24 Jan 2023
Ceylalictus perditellus is the only Australian bee with a notch in the inner margin of the eye and that species is yellow and green and easily recognised. Wasps, too, use bee hotels as this one has done.
AJB wrote:
   24 Jan 2023
Drat, thanks Michael. This bee, wasp, fly ID thing sure is hard!!

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 24 Jan 2023 11:17 AM Recorded on
  • AJB Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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