Wednesday, 9 April 2008

TIPHIIDAE (Hymenoptera)

In December last year, I was lucky enough to locate 2 female flower wasps within a couple of weeks of each other.

They were both on Poa labillardieri I planted in July, 2007.

As Australia has approximately 750 species of flower wasp, identifying this one proved quite difficult without taking a live specimen - and I don't take prisoners! :-)

I missed the male making an appearance by a few minutes. Hopefully, I will be able to take a photograph when the wasps begin their mating flight this summer.

No comments: