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Australian Wasps



FAMILY : Parasitic Wasps

Mantis Parasitic Wasp
(Podagrion sp)
Mantis Parasitic Wasp
This tiny wasp lays its eggs in the egg case (ootheca) of the Mantis. It has metallic blue/green head and thorax. The abdomen is brown. The rear legs are strong and toothed and used to clasp onto the wings of a female mantis. The wasp is transported... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Sand Wasps

Sand Wasp
(Bembix sp)
Sand Wasp
Sand Wasps are solitary hunting wasps that nest in loose sand. They are not aggressive wasps and will not attempt to sting if you approach them. They hunt for insects (some species hunt only certain species of flies) which they paralyse with their... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Sirex Wasps

Sirex Wasp
(Sirex noctilio)
Sirex Wasp
Sirex Wasps are metallic blue with orange brown wings. Females have pointed abdomens and orange brown legs. Males have a broad orange band on the abdomens and dark brown legs. The female has a spike on the end of the abdomen to protect the... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Spider Wasps

Spider Wasp
(Pompilidae family )
Spider Wasp
Spider wasps are long-legged, solitary wasps. Many species are black or orange and black. Females hunt spiders to provide food for larvae. Click to continue>


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