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The following is a list of 15 species of native wasps that have been observed on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve as well as 1 exotic species. 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-winged 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) Braconidae sp. [A braconid wasp]
  White Flank Black Braconid Wasp Callibracon capitator
  Two-toned caterpillar parasite Heteropelma scaposum
  Unidentified ichneumon wasp Ichneumonidae sp. (family)
Potter wasps  
  A Potter wasp Delta bicinctum
  Unidentified Potter wasp Eumeninae sp. (subfamily)  
Sand or digger wasps    
  Unidentified Bembix sand wasp Bembix sp. (genus) Bembix sp. [unidentified Bembix sand wasp]
  Unidentified solitary wasp Crabroninae sp. (subfamily)
  Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp Isodontia sp. (genus)
  Formosum mud-dauber Sceliphron formosum
  Unidentified Cerceris wasp Cerceris sp. (genus)
Other native wasps    
  Unidentified 'velvet ant' wasp Mutillidae sp. (family)  
Exotic wasps   Vespula germanica [European wasp]
  European wasp Vespula germanica



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


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