Australia is home to many thousands of native species of wasps (and a few introduced and feral species), with some of the wasp species being solitary, whilst other live in groups.

Pictured here is a diurnal, robust orange and black, solitary wasp, genus Australodynerus, from the subfamily Eumeninae.

Australodynerus wasp on flower bud of Corymbia callophylla, Armadale WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Australodynerus wasp on flower bud of Corymbia callophylla, Armadale WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor
Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor
Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor
Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor
Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor
Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor

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    • Scientific classification
    • Kingdom: Animalia
    • Phylum: Arthropoda
    • Class: Insecta
    • Informal: Pterygotes
    • Order: Hymenoptera
    • Superfamily: Vespoidea
    • Family: Vespidae
    • Subfamily: Eumeninae
    • Genus: Australodynerus
    • Species:
      • Australodynerus aurantiacus Borsato, 1994
      • Australodynerus bennettensis Borsato, 1996
      • Australodynerus convexus Giordani Soika, 1977
      • Australodynerus longicornis Borsato, 1996
      • Australodynerus merredinensis Giordani Soika, 1962
      • Australodynerus peculiaris Borsato, 1994
      • Australodynerus punctiventris Giordani Soika, 1977
      • Australodynerus pusilloides Giordani Soika, 1962
      • Australodynerus pusillus (Saussure, 1855)
      • Australodynerus rubiginosus Borsato, 1996
      • Australodynerus unipunctatus Giordani Soika, 1993

    Footnote & References

    1. Australodynerus wasp, Armadale WA © Jean and Fred Hort
    2. Australodynerus wasp, Midwest Geraldton WA © Gary Taylor
    3. Australodynerus Giordani Soika, 1962, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/8572d237-b9b8-445f-b1be-8e53e63cc1e7

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