Common Mud-dauber Wasp
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22 Apr 2017
a very large spider wasp
Sceliphron laetum species id suggested
hello david,no,middle photo has it drinking out of a rock pool,for quite awhile..always scouring crevices in the basalt [?] rocks at the creek.looking or hunting.
04 Mar 2017
Large-ish wasp collecting mud for a nest. About five seen around the edges of the dam. Quite timid and tricky to photograph! After a bit of a search I've attempted an ID with Sceliphron laetum based on the facial features seen on the photo and this information here: http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/collections/terrestrial-zoology/entomology-insect-collection/entomology-factsheets/sceliphron
Andrew Brown, Cathy Powers, and Pauline McCarthy
Hi Andrew - have you ever seen them building their nests? Pretty amazing to see - Louise did a short clip here if you are interested, mate :) https://www.outsidefourwalls.com/video/
Very cool video Michael. What dedicated parents these wasps are!
Aren't they just! :)
06 Feb 2014
The size of this wasp took me by surprise when it flew by - a very large wasp.
02 Apr 2012