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 Velvet Ant Family (Tribe Dasymutillini) Paralastor (Potter Wasp) Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides Sceliphron laetum Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris radula) Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis)

This small potter wasp is a sub-species with two distinct colours of black and orange. Two-thirds of the antennae is black, then orange, black head, black and orange abdomen, and tinted black wings.

This Australian potter wasp, subspecies Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides belongs to the species Pseudabispa bicolor, genus Pseudabispa. It is one of 4 subspecies. The following were photographed in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides (Potter Wasp), Alice Springs, NT
Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides (Potter Wasp), Alice Springs, NT
Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides (Potter Wasp), Alice Springs, NT
Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides (Potter Wasp), Alice Springs, NT
Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides (Potter Wasp), Alice Springs, NT
Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides (Potter Wasp), Alice Springs, NT

  • classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Vespoidea
  • Family: Vespidae
  • Subfamily: Eumeninae
  • Genus: Pseudabispa
  • Species: Pseudabispa bicolor
  • Subspecies: Pseudabispa bicolor infrasp. nigrocinctoides

There are currently 5 species of the genus Pseudabispa, that include:

  • Genus:
    • Pseudabispa abispoides
    • Pseudabispa bicolor
    • Pseudabispa confusa
    • Pseudabispa ephippioides
    • Pseudabispa paragioides

  • Genus: Pseudabispa
    • Species: Pseudabispa bicolor
    • Subspecies: Pseudabispa bicolor infrasp. nigrocinctoides

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 Velvet Ant Family (Tribe Dasymutillini) Paralastor (Potter Wasp) Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides Sceliphron laetum Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris radula) Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis)

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