Australian Colletidae

Australian Colletidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 12 Dec 2014, 02:44

Can anyone suggest a family for this wasp. Light trap, Townsville, Queensland.
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Re: Australian wasp - family?

Postby chalcidbear on 12 Dec 2014, 17:34

Definitely beyond my expertise, but its a Vespoidea, so you may have better luck in the Acuelate wasps & bees section.
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Re: Australian wasp - family?

Postby Rapha1 on 12 Dec 2014, 19:19

Or a bee (Apoidea) ! :wink:

Probably an Callohesma sp. (Colletidae, Euryglossinae) :
www.flickr.com/photos/koolbee/8409289169/

There is a collection here, but I don't find yours :
http://www.padil.gov.au/pollinators/search?queryText1=Callohesma&queryType1=all


Please don't delete your photos in your subjects ! :roll:
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Re: Australian wasp - family?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 12 Dec 2014, 19:31

Thanks Rapha1.
I don't understand your statement though, I haven't deleted any photos.
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Re: Australian wasp - family?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 12 Dec 2014, 20:01

Hmm, I can see they are missing, but I didn't delete them. I'll try and put them back, back not sure if I can determine which picture goes with which post.
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Re: Australian wasp - family?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 12 Dec 2014, 20:24

I've replaced what I can, but 4 of them had more than one possibility.
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Re: Australian wasp - family?

Postby 1Caillou on 12 Dec 2014, 20:50

Graeme Cocks wrote:Hmm, I can see they are missing, but I didn't delete them. I'll try and put them back, back not sure if I can determine which picture goes with which post.
Hello Graeme,
I'm glad you didn't delete them voluntarily, they are very nice and I was sad to see them disappear !
I think the problem happens just after you edit the subject's title to reflect the ID you receive; I would suggest to use the "Preview" button to check whether the pictures are still there as there is maybe some operation you do which erases them.
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Re: Australian wasp - family?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 12 Dec 2014, 22:35

Thanks, I'll check them in the future.
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Re: Australian wasp - family?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 12 Dec 2014, 23:19

It is interesting to note that a similar thing happens on the Diptera.info website. If you click on Preview when you are posting, the picture is stripped off as the insect is posted.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 12 Dec 2014, 23:40

Hi Pierre. I've worked out how it occurs. When editing the post the focus is in the subject text box, if you move the focus elsewhere, like the comments text box, the picture is removed. So simply edit the subject and click on Submit.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby empeejay on 13 Dec 2014, 00:45

I think we're now getting in a muddle.

The picture now added back to topic 12464 is the same as the one posted this week in topic 12607 and not a Euplectrus species.

The picture now added back to topic 12470 is a Dryinidae male but isn't the original picture. It's actually the same as the one in topic 12453.

The picture now added back to topic 12520 is Myrmaridae but is the same as that from topic 12360.

The remainder appear to be correct.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 13 Dec 2014, 00:54

Thanks for checking empeejay. What a mess. I'll sort it out.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 13 Dec 2014, 01:02

Hi Pierre and empeejay. It was too difficult to find the correct pictures, so I have deleted the pictures that were there. However I would prefer the three records to be deleted entirely, if that is OK? I should be able to repost them now I know how to do it without loosing the picture.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 13 Dec 2014, 20:44

Thank empeejay. I've done all those. I think I will step through all my posts to check them for missing pictures.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby empeejay on 14 Dec 2014, 17:55

The first one (Myrmaridae) is still wrong but the rest are fine now. :)
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 14 Dec 2014, 20:50

Ah, in that case I must have it wrongly labelled on my computer. I'll delete that picture until I can work out which one it should be, and submit it afresh.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 14 Dec 2014, 21:31

I'm confused with this wasp now. Here is the picture that is associated with the Bowerbird record, which looks to be the same species as the picture I posted to fill the missing pic in the Mymaridae posting, which you say is wrong. I've made a new post with both of these pictures in it.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby empeejay on 14 Dec 2014, 22:04

Yes, the picture you've just posted above belongs in this thread. The picture is of a different individual to the one here and is probably not the same species. Both are male Myrmaridae though.
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 14 Dec 2014, 22:24

Ok, should be all done now?
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Re: Australian Colletidae

Postby empeejay on 15 Dec 2014, 11:55

Graeme Cocks wrote:Ok, should be all done now?


Yes, everything's fine now. Thank you.
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