Most member in this family are large wasps. They are solitary insect,
both male and female are winged. All Australian species are in subfamily
- Blue Flower Wasp, Hairy Flower Wasp
- Scolia soror (Discolia soror
), body length 30mm
- This Blue Flower wasp is shiny dark blue in colour. Its wings are tinted in
dark blue colour as well. When flying under sunlight, it reflect the bright
blue light. We sometime see them flying and walking among shrubs searching for
prey. They lay eggs on scarab beetle grubs in the soil.
- 1. Hairy Flower Wasp
Scolia soror - Information Sheet, Museum Victoria, 2001
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 978.
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p294.
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