Sphex rugifer

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Known from coastal areas of Western Australia from approximately Geraldton to Bunbury.

Remarks: This wasp is approximately 20 millimetres long. This individual is male. Females have a red abdomen.

These photographs were taken in October.

References: Identification courtesy of David Knowles. 

A revision of the Australian digger wasps in the genus Sphex (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Sphex-rugifer-A-habitus-B-habitus-C-wings-D-ventral-view-of-metasomal-sterna_fig18_282668950

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:ed98203c-61ce-4878-888d-810e11d923b9

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