Genus Gasteruption

Composed of numerous Australian species.

Gasteruption curticauda

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Pending ID – Gasteruption

#1. Mid December 2008
New Town Rivulet, Hobart

#2. Wasps searching for larvae (possibly bee species) in dead timber,
Mount Field National Park
Late December 2012
<1cm

#3. Mount Field National Park
Late December 2012
Medium of the three Mt Field species
 

#4.  Mount Field National Park
Late December 2012
Largest of the three Mount Field species

#5.  Early April 2009
Knocklofty Reserve
Hobart

#6.  Early January 2012
Sisters Beach

#7.  Hunting for bee burrows in Man Fern stumps.
Early January 2015
Sisters Beach

Typical flight pattern and searching behaviour

#8.  Late February 2015
Sandy Bay
   

#9.  Mid February 2016
Peter Murrell Reserve, Kingston
Subtending a colletid bee nest.
     

#10.  Mid March 2014
Port Sorell
 

#11. Male
Late November 2019
Knocklofty reserve, Hobart

Early April 2023
Hobart
Photo and video by Colette Mckiernan and Rachel Andrew, used with permission

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