Off topic: insect ID

To: Dr David Rosalky <>
Subject: Off topic: insect ID
From: Harvey Perkins <>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:08:27 +0000
David - looks like a hatchet wasp (family Evaniidae). The bobble is, in fact, its abdomen (or at least most of it). The legs are long, but I don't think they use them for jumping. They are one of the many parasitic wasp families.


On Sat, 20 Apr 2019 at 15:22, Dr David Rosalky <> wrote:

This guy has a body of about 1 cm or a bit less. It has long hind legs (for jumping?) and the bobble on the end of its abdomenrt flapped up and down while it walked. Anyone know its name?

Location : Maroubra Sydney


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