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Samber mammoth wasp (Megascolia azurea)

Samber mammoth wasp (Megascolia azurea) is an animal species in Scoliidae, an arboreal insect, one of the largest wasps with several subspecies, sexual dimorphism for size, strong wings to fly swiftly from one plant to another, frequently visiting bushes and low plants in forest and agricultural land.

M. azurea in males has a length of 26 mm and a black head. The female has a length of 34-37 mm and a yellowish red head. Hair all over the body. The head is round, slightly flattened and the mouth is pointed. Big, black eyes. The antenna is thick and black.

Dlium Samber mammoth wasp (Megascolia azurea)


The stomach is cylindrical and elongated, has joints and a pointed end. The first and second sections are black with black hair. The third sections and so on are red with red hair.

The legs are black with hair and thorns. A pair of black wings with a blue sheen and several veins. Samber mammoth wasp flew rapidly from flower to flower over bushes or low trees in forest and vegetable crops on agricultural fields.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Scoliidae
Subfamily: Scoliinae
Genus: Megascolia
Species: Megascolia azurea
Subspecies: Megascolia azurea azurea. Megascolia azurea Christiana, Megascolia azurea siamensis, Megascolia azurea cochinensis, Megascolia azurea hindostana

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