Cerceris Digger Wasp 3 - Cerceris sp.

Family Crabronidae, subfamily Philanthinae

This page contains pictures and information about Cerceris Digger Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm 
This Digger Wasp is black with orange-yellow bandings. There is the petiole segment between the thorax and abdomen. The abdomen is constricted between segments. The head is relatively large and wide. 
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Photos were taken in Ford Road Research Area on Jan 2008. 

Reference and Link:
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 993.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p299. 

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Last updated: July 07, 2012.