Metallic Brown Spider Wasp


Brown Potter Wasp - Delta sp.


This page contains pictures and information about the Brown Potter Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm, carrying a caterpillar 

Brown Potter Wasp searching for prey 

A Potter Wasp found a prey. It was a small caterpillar hiding in its shelter. The shelter was built by silk binding leaves together. The caterpillar seemed quite safe inside. 
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However, after the wasp confirmed there was a caterpillar inside, the wasp cut open a small hole and stung the caterpillar. Then the wasp cut the leaves and got the caterpillar back to its 'Pot' as the food of her offspring. 
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The pictures was taken early summer 2004 in Karawatha Park.

Brown Potter Wasp Capturing a Caterpillar 

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On a mid-summer sunny hot day, the potter wasp found a looper caterpillar.  
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The potter wasp bit and stung the caterpillar before carried it away.
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Those pictures were taken in Karawatha forest on Jan 2010.
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Last updated: July 22, 2012.