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Blue Flower Wasp.( Scolia verticalis) Identification marks are the yellow head with 3 simple eyes( Ocelli)  also it has a yellow ring around the lower abdomen. Australia,Blue Flower Wasp,Geotagged,Scolia verticalis Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Blue Flower Wasp.( Scolia verticalis)

Identification marks are the yellow head with 3 simple eyes( Ocelli) also it has a yellow ring around the lower abdomen.

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  1. Another great find, thank you for taking the time to identify your insects! Posted 7 days ago
  2. Thank you, I hope it is ok . In doing the searching I learn a lot, and I have changed the wording on the discription .3 black dots to what it should have been. Posted 7 days ago, modified 7 days ago
    1. Insects are a category where many photos remain unidentified, either because we lack a specialist, but also because people do not invest the time to even try to identify them. You consistently do try and very often succeed. That's a wonderful quality, so once again thank you :) Posted 7 days ago

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Scolia verticalis, the Blue Flower Wasp, is a scoliid wasp that occurs in Australia. Scoliid wasps are solitary parasitoids of scarab beetle larvae. Female scoliids burrow into the ground in search of these larvae and then use their sting to paralyze them.

Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Dec 7, 2017. Captured in 46 Boolungal Way, Karana Downs QLD 4306, Australia.