Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp)Female Male

The female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis) have short antennae, compared to that of the male of the species, who have longer antennae.

The yellow colour bands along the abdomen are a stronger colour (sometimes almost yellow/orange) to that of the male, whose yellow bands are a lighter (pale yellow) colour.

Pictured here is the female Radumeris tasmaniensis feeding on the nectar from the flower of Eremophila christophori in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis) feeding on nectar of Eremophila christophori.
Female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis) feeding on nectar of Eremophila christophori.
Female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Female Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT

Footnote & References

  1. Radumeris tasmaniensis, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:4cc9abe1-8adf-4e83-bd7f-69c61f8a0cdc
  2. Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp, Ellura – Ants, Bees, Flies & Wasps, http://www.ellura.info/Insect/Wasp/DSC04885RF-Yellow-Hairy-Flower-Wasp-Radumeris-tasmaniensis.html

Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp)Female Male

WaspsAustralian Large Wasps Australian Mud Nest Wasps Mud Wasp Abispa ephippium Aulacidae Australodynerus Bembicinae Bembix Blue Hairy Flower Wasp Chrysididae Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) Delta latreillei (Potter Wasp) Eumeninae Ferreola handschini (Orange-collared Spider Wasp) Flower Wasps Gasteruptiid Wasp Hairy Flower Wasps Isodontia (Grass-carrying Wasp) Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid Dupe Wasp) Mutillidae Paralastor sp. Pseudabispa bicolor ssp. nigrocinctoides Radumeris radula (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) Sceliphron laetum Thynnid Wasps Tiphiidae Yellow and Black Wasp

InsectsBees Beetles Blattodea Butterflies Coleoptera Cicada Crabronidae Diptera Dragonflies & Damselflies Formicidae Hemiptera Mango Planthopper Moths Orthoptera Orthopteroid Processionary Caterpillar Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs and Allies Syrphidae Wasps Water Scorpion Witchetty Grub