Wasps — Batavia Coast and Midwest WAAcanthostethus sp Bembix spp Bembix vespiformis Bethylid Wasp Braconid Wasps Hatchet Wasps Velvet Ants

— see Australodynerus Wasp | Bembix Wasp (Bembix vespiformis) | Blue Flower Wasp (Scolia verticalis) | Crabronidae Wasp (Tachysphex) | Cuckoo Wasp (Stilbum) | Mud-dauber Wasp (Sceliphron laetum) | Orange-tailed Potter Wasp (Delta latreillei)

The Batavia Coast and Midwest of Western Australia, is a diverse hotspot for a variety of insects including many species of wasps. Check out some of the following photographs of native wasps sighted in the region.

Bembix vespiformis, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Wasps
Acanthostethus sp, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Acanthostethus sp
Bembix sp (on Eucalyptus platypus), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Bembix sp
Bembix vespiformis, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Bembix vespiformis
Callibracon sp Braconid Wasp (family Braconidae), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Callibracon sp Braconid Wasp
Family Bethylidae (wasp), Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Bethylidae (wasp)
Hatchet Wasp (family Evaniidae, genus Szepligetiella), Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Hatchet Wasp (Szepligetiella)
Velvet Ants - Western Australia
Velvet Ants

Work in progress, more information coming

Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysididae)
Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysididae) © Gary Taylor
Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysididae) © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Chrysidoidea
  • Family: Chrysididae

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysididae) with Potter Wasp
Potter Wasp and Chrysididae (Cuckoo Wasp), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Potter Wasp and Chrysididae (Cuckoo Wasp), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Chrysidoidea
  • Family: Chrysididae

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Braconid Wasp (Callibracon sp)
Callibracon sp Braconid Wasp (family Braconidae), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Callibracon sp Braconid Wasp (family Braconidae), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea
  • Family: Braconidae
  • Subfamily: Braconinae
  • Genus: Callibracon

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Blue Flower Wasp (Scolia verticalis)
Blue Flower Wasp (Scolia verticalis), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Blue Flower Wasp (Scolia verticalis), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Vespoidea
  • Family: Scoliidae
  • Genus: Scolia
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Discolia
  • Species: Scolia verticalis

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Acanthostethus sp
Acanthostethus sp, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Acanthostethus sp, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Spheciformes
  • Family: Crabronidae
  • Subfamily: Bembicinae
  • Genus: Acanthostethus

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Bembix Wasp (Bembix vespiformis)
Bembix vespiformis, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Bembix vespiformis, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Spheciformes
  • Family: Crabronidae
  • Subfamily: Bembicinae
  • Genus: Bembix
  • Species: Bembix vespiformis

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Cuckoo Wasp (Stilbum)
Chrysididae, genus Stilbum (Cuckoo Wasp), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Chrysididae, genus Stilbum (Cuckoo Wasp), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Chrysidoidea
  • Family: Chrysididae
  • Subfamily: Chrysidinae
  • Genus: Stilbum Spinola, 1806

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Australodynerus Wasp
Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor
Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Vespoidea
  • Family: Vespidae
  • Subfamily: Eumeninae
  • Tribe: Odynerini
  • Genus: Australodynerus

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Crabronidae Wasp (Tachysphex)
Crabronidae Wasp (Tachysphex), Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Crabronidae Wasp (Tachysphex), Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Spheciformes
  • Family: Crabronidae
  • Subfamily: Crabroninae
  • Genus: Tachysphex

    Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Mud-dauber Wasp (Sceliphron laetum)
Sceliphron laetum, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Sceliphron laetum, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Subclass: Pterygota
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Suborder: Apocrita
  • Infraorder: Aculeata
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Family: Sphecidae
  • Subfamily: Sceliphrinae
  • Tribe: Sceliphrini
  • Genus: Sceliphron
  • Species: Sceliphron laetum

Orange-tailed Potter Wasp (Delta latreillei)
Delta latreillei, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Delta latreillei, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Vespidae
  • Subfamily: Eumeninae
  • Genus: Delta
  • Species: Delta latreillei

    previously
  • Genus: Eumenes
  • Species: E. latreilli
  • Subspecies: Delta latreillei latreillei

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Gary Taylor

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