Blue Flower Wasp
Blue flower wasps frequent our gardens in cool weather from mid-summer to early fall. They are conspicuous, inch-long blue steel wasps that spend their time in flight, often very close to the ground, feeding on native flowering plants. We observed wasps consuming nectar from Bursaria spinosa, Leptospermum (tea tree), and beca (blackthorn). Austro Australia is home to the common butterfly Scolia saurora, often known as the blue hairy wasp, black flower wasp, blue flower wasp, or hairy flower wasp. The length can be 3 cm. The wings have an attractive blue sheen and smoky black plumage. Nectar is what adults eat. The female lays her eggs on the beetle larva. Purple Flower Wasp Australia is home to the common insect Scolia saurora, also known as Hairy Flower Wasp, Blue Hairy Flower Wasp, Black Flower Wasp, and Blue Flower Wasp. It can measure up to 3 cm in length. The wings have an attractive blue sheen and smoky black plumage. The antennae are quite thick, and the wing veins do not extend to the tips of the wings.
A common insect found in Australia is the hairy wasp, also known as the blue hairy wasp, black flower wasp, or blue flower wasp. It can measure up to 3 cm in length. The wings have an attractive blue sheen and smoky black plumage. They have thick antennae, and the wing veins do not extend to the tips of the wings. The adult wasp, which can reach a length of 3 cm, feeds on nectar. The female hairy blue flower wasps lay their eggs on the developing beetles.
Adult females fly low around dry tree stumps, compost heaps, or wood piles while searching for beetle larvae. When they become adults, they consume nectar. Many species, many of which are important pollinators of native orchids, help pollinate plants. In the blue flower wasp, the male accompanies the female to the flowers for a long time. Even feed him himself. They can have bright colors. Some species can be quite large.
Female wasps can often be seen flying over dead tree stumps and visiting compost sites or woodpiles. They are skilled enough to dig through sawdust in compost heaps or tree stumps to find beetle larvae like the Christmas beetle group present in the dirt.