Steel-black Digger Wasp - Isodontia sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Steel-black Digger Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
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This wasp is medium size, black in colour with black tinted wings. It was hunting on the fallen rod. We found this wasp in Karawatha Forest during later summer Feb 2008. 

1. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - Tillyard, R.J. 1926. Angus & Robertson, Sydney. Page 300 (Chlorion fumipenne).
2. Family SPHECIDAE Mud-daubers, Sand Wasps - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study, 2009.

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Last updated: June 27, 2012.