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The following is a list of 10 species of wasps that have been observed on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve. It includes both those positively identified to the exact species as well as those incompletely identified.

All species listed, apart from the European wasp, are native to the area.

Photos below were taken on the Reserve by Alison Milton


  Common name Scientific name hover over image to see name
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Flower wasps   Scolia (Discolia) verticalis [Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp]
  Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp Austroscolia soror
  Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp Scolia (Discolia) verticalis
  Unidentified Smooth flower wasp Tiphiidae sp. (family)
Parasitic wasps  
  Unidentified Braconid wasp Braconidae sp. (family)
  White Flank Black Braconid Wasp Callibracon capitator
Sand or digger wasps   Bembix sp. [unidentified Bembix sand wasp]
  Unidentified Bembix sand wasp Bembix sp. (genus)
  Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp Isodontia sp. (genus)
  Formosum mud-dauber Sceliphron formosum
Other native wasps  
  Unidentified 'velvet ant' wasp Mutillidae sp. (family)
Exotic wasps    
  European wasp Vespula germanica Vespula germanica [European wasp]



For more photos from the Pinnacle and elsewhere in the ACT, follow this link to the Canberra Nature Map


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