Orange Head Scolid Wasp

Scolia vollenhoveni

Scolia vollenhoveni Saussure is a species of wasp in the subfamily Scoliinae of the family Scoliidae .
Orange Head Scoliid wasp - Scolia vollenhoveni Saussure Also seen in Mount Mahawu, Minahasa Highlands, Sulawesi.
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Appearance

Head and antennae orange. Body black. Wings dark brown with purplish reflections; forewing somewhat darker.
Orange Head Scoliid wasp - Scolia vollenhoveni Saussure A third lateral view of the same animal.
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Naming

Henri Louis Frédéric de Saussure (1829-1905) - scion of a very scholarly family - in 1859 named this Orange Head for a real scientific entomologist whom he greatly admired and to whom he thanks its identification: the Dutchman Samuel Constant Snellen van Vollenhoven (1816-1880).
Orange Head Scoliid wasp - Scolia vollenhoveni Saussure Same specimen with beautiful iridescent color when the light reflected its closed wings. Geotagged,Indonesia,Orange Head Scolid Wasp,Scolia vollenhoveni,Spring

Distribution

East Indies and western Himalayas

References:

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https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/5629/SCtZ-0283-Lo_res.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y
https://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/zoology/pdf_hi/sctz-0283.pdf
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHymenoptera
FamilyScoliidae
GenusScolia
SpeciesScolia vollenhoveni
Photographed in
Indonesia