Photo 39849278, (c) Jean Hort, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)

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hortje

Date

March 7, 2014

Description

Wasp on Regelia
Identified as Bembix on Bowerbird by Ken Walker: "These are beautifully coloured wasps - usually with lots of yellow. They are predators that dig a hole in the ground and bring back paralysed prey on which they lay an egg. They prefer to dig in sandy soil. Most insects will visit flowers to get a sugar drink of carbohydrates to power their wings in flight. Lovely images of the wasp and flowers."

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