Grey Sand-loving Wasp - ? Larra sp.

Family Crabronidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Grey Sand-loving Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm
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Pictures were taken in a bush near Mt Cotton during mid winter. The wasp was searching among the plant materials on the ground.
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Pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest in mid summer. The wasp was searching on the forest floor.
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From the reference information Larra sp. do not build their nest. They preys on Mole Crickets and lay egg in their retreat. .
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1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
3. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p991, Fig42.42.
4. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p299.

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