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Black Mud-nesting Wasp I - Paralastor sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Black Mud-nesting Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 

Body length 20mm
This potter wasp is not entirely black although we call it Black Potter Wasp. There are the thin orange bands on abdomen and some orange markings on shoulder.  
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Pictures were taken on Jan 2010 in Carbrook Wetland. The wasp was checking a massy spider nest.

1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
2. Potter Wasp, genus Paralastor - Sawflies, ants, bees and wasps, Australian Museum. 
3. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 980.

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