Drum roll please...
A major part of my Honours was to find out what (if anything) was pollinating the Critically Endangered orchid Caladenia actensis. It was a complete unknown. After several weeks of fruitless searching, I found some on the Majura Training Area. This is it!
Recently, I've been sequencing the DNA of this wasp to try and find out what it is, but its proving difficult to name. It currently looks like it may belong to an undescribed genus of Thynnine wasp.
On a related note, the Bush Capital exhibition starts this Saturday at the Canberra Museum and Gallery. The exhibition showcases the natural heritage of the Canberra region through photography, artwork, museum specimens and sound. I've been invited to exhibit my photography of the local region in this exhibition, so for photos like this and many more head to CMAG from Saturday! Should be great, I'm really looking forward to seeing what they've got.
The exhibition is open until 12th June.