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

The Bembix genera is a large cosmopolitan of medium to large, sometimes brightly coloured predatory sand wasps found around the world. Australia has a number of species, with many yet to be identified.

Current recorded observations on iNaturalist, show the biggest concentration of Bembix genera in Australia, is along the coastal regions, especially in the south (particularly in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and south-west of Western Australia). Bembix wasps are found throughout Australia, including the arid regions of Central Australia. At time of writing, iNaturalist had 142 named species from around the world, there being many unidentified species.

Bembix vespiformis, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Bembix vespiformis, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor

The following species is currently identified. See our blog: say hello to Bembix lupiae for more information.

Bembix lupiae, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Bembix lupiae, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor

See our blog: it has two tear drop markings on it’s back… for more information.

Bembix sp (on Eucalyptus platypus), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Bembix sp (on Eucalyptus platypus), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Spheciformes
  • Family: Crabronidae
  • Subfamily: Bembicinae
  • Genus: Bembix

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Bembix sp, Geraldton, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor

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