Alice Springs Fauna •

Alice Springs WaspsAbispa ephippium Agriomyia maculata Bembicinae Bembix Blue Hairy Flower Wasp Cryptocheilus Cryptocheilus bicolor Delta latreillei Delta philantes Eumeninae Mud Nests and Potter Wasps Orchid Dupe Wasp Paralastor (Potter Wasp) Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides Sceliphron laetum Thynnid Flower Wasps Velvet Ant Family (Tribe Dasymutillini) Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris radula) Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis)

Belonging to the genus Agrimomyia, is species Agriomyia maculata. The genus is part of a group known as Thynnid Wasps, from the family Tiphiidae, subfamily Thynninae, whose common name include Tiphiid Flower Wasp, Yellow Flower Wasp and Hairy Flower Wasp.

The species pictured was rescued from a saltwater pool in Alice Springs. This male took its time drying itself off, before flying away.

Agriomyia maculata (Flower Wasp), Alice Springs NT
Agriomyia maculata (Flower Wasp), Alice Springs NT
Agriomyia maculata (Flower Wasp), Alice Springs NT
Agriomyia maculata (Flower Wasp), Alice Springs NT
Agriomyia maculata (Flower Wasp), Alice Springs NT
Agriomyia maculata (Flower Wasp), Alice Springs NT

Check out our other listed species:
Insects | Wasps | Thynnid Wasps (Tiphiidae) | Flower Wasps | Hairy Flower Wasps


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Vespoidea
  • Family: Tiphiidae
  • Subfamily: Thynninae
  • Genus: Agriomyia
  • Species: Agriomyia maculata


Alice Springs WaspsAbispa ephippium Agriomyia maculata Bembicinae Bembix Blue Hairy Flower Wasp Cryptocheilus Cryptocheilus bicolor Delta latreillei Delta philantes Eumeninae Mud Nests and Potter Wasps Orchid Dupe Wasp Paralastor (Potter Wasp) Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides Sceliphron laetum Thynnid Flower Wasps Velvet Ant Family (Tribe Dasymutillini) Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris radula) Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis)

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