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T'ville wasps, ants & bees

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Pictures of the wasps, bees and ants from around Townsville.

  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting bee

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    Sighted 12 Jan 2017
    Ken Walker 23 October 2018
    Homalictus Homalictus brisbanensis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Homalictus Homalictus: brisbanensis
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown Pompilid with spider prey

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    Sighted 5 May 2017
    Matthew Connors 8 October 2018
    Pompilidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Pompilidae
    Matthew Connors says

    Unknown species

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Bee netted over grass.

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    Sighted 22 Jan 2018
    Ken Walker 28 September 2018
    Lipotriches Lipotriches halictella
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lipotriches Lipotriches: halictella
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
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  • Kate Sandiford described a sighting

    Sighting Trap-jaw ant

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    Sighted 15 Feb 2017
    Kate Sandiford 24 August 2018
    Tagged With ant common names
    Kate Sandiford says

    Alan Andersen made them up and published them here: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3ce5/f5353abce0e480d4f741c35d23dec1939b4b.pdf. Presumably peer reviewed. The process for allocating official common names is different in other countries see: http://www.myrmecos.net/2013/12/04/meet-the-high-noon-ant/

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Trap-jaw ant

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    Sighted 15 Feb 2017
    Matthew Connors 23 August 2018
    Odontomachus turneri
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Odontomachus: turneri
    Common Names: Ants, Giant snappy ants
    Matthew Connors says

    I managed to get a specimen and take it through the key at AntWiki. Anyone know why the Bowerbird common name is "Giant snappy ants"? :P

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Hairy Flower Wasp

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    Sighted 22 May 2018
    Ken Walker 23 May 2018
    Radumeris radula
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Scoliidae: Radumeris: radula
    Common Names: Parasitic wasps, Flower wasps
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  • Brian Donovan identified a sighting

    Sighting Hairy Flower Wasp

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    Sighted 22 May 2018
    Brian Donovan 22 May 2018
    Scoliidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Scoliidae
    Brian Donovan says

    I originally thought this was a Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp. But, there are a couple of differences to the example given in Brisbane Insects. Such as dark/black wings, red coat on its back and no yellow on legs. Not sure natural variation or if different species

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  • Brian Donovan added a sighting

    Hairy Flower Wasp

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    Sighted 22 May 2018
    489 University Rd, Annandale QLD 4814, Australia

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  • Brian Donovan identified a sighting

    Sighting Potter wasp

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    Sighted 20 May 2018
    Brian Donovan 21 May 2018
    Delta arcuata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Delta: arcuata
    Common Names: Predatory wasps, Potter wasp
    Brian Donovan says

    Made ID by comparing to other photos. Happy to be correrted

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  • Brian Donovan added a sighting

    Potter wasp

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    Sighted 20 May 2018
    Cape Pallarenda Rd, Town Common QLD 4810, Australia

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