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Zebra Spider Wasp - Turneromyia sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Zebra Spider Wasp that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
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We saw this wasp once in Karawatha Forest during early summer. It was searching on the forest floor. 
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Notice that it was flicking its wings while searching on ground, and its slight coiled antennae. They are the characteristics of Spider Wasp.
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This wasp is usually found searching on the forest ground. 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, plate 5.
2. A revision of spider wasps of the genus Turneromyia (Hymenoptera : Pompilidae), HE Evans, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary CSIRO 1984.
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. (Ctenostegus sp.)

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