Metallic Brown Spider Wasp


Fire-tailed Mud-nesting Wasp III - ? Pseudabispa sp.


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

Body length 20mm
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We quite often saw this wasp collection mud on sandy soil.  
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We followed a wasp which was flying into a tree hole and landed on a ball of dry soil. We checked that the dry soil was the very well camouflaged mud-cells. 
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We opened one cell and found a larva, not sure if it is the same species. 

1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.

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