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)

The follow identified wasp Delta philantes, was rescued from a swimming pool in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Once out of the water it immediately flew off (no time to get another photo).

Delta philantes belong to the Delta Wasps group (in the genus Delta).

Delta philantes - Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes – Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes - Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes – Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes - Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes – Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes - Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes – Wasp, Alice Springs NT

Many thanks to iNaturalistAU for the ID.

Delta philantes - Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes – Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes - Wasp, Alice Springs NT
Delta philantes – Wasp, Alice Springs NT

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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pgterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Vespoidea
  • Family: Vespidae
  • Subfamily: Eumeninae
  • Genus: Delta
  • Species Delta philantes

Footnote & References

  1. Delta philantes, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/1369138-Delta-philantes

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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