Diamma bicolor

The Blue Ant or Bluebottle Ant (Diamma bicolor) is a flower wasp that parasitises Mole Crickets.  Males are winged and females are wingless.

Female.
Late October 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

 

Blue Ant or Bluebottle Ant Diamma bicolor  Male
Early October 2017
Coningham
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Waterworks Reserve,
Dynnyrne

   

Mid January 2013
“The Nut”, Stanley

Mid January 2013
“The Nut”, Stanley
Dying individual

     

Mid October 2014
Tasmanian Bushland Garden
Feeding on nectar