This insect was captured in Australia near Canberra. It has a very hard exoskeleton and is over an inch long. It seems to have 6 wings - 2 large pairs and one very small pair. I did not see a stinger - however I have no idea.

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I believe this is the Hairy Flower Wasp, Scolia soror. I don't know what you mean when you refer to six wings, however. Like all other wasps, this species has four wings.

  • $\begingroup$ he might be referring to the beetle-like carapace as another set of wings. $\endgroup$
    – Caters
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 16:59

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