Subject: Wasps
Location: Belair, South Australia
November 9, 2012 11:50 pm
Hi, I photographed a wasp (?) yesterday and I can’t ID it. I’ve looked through my field guides, and on the Internet endlessly, and I just can’t find an image anywhere. It has been suggested it may be a potter wasp, or maybe even a wasp mimicking bee. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think it might be an Australian native insect – at least I hope it is. Thanks so much.It’s quite small, maybe 80 mm nose to toe, and the same across wing tip to wing tip.
Signature: Paladian46

Mason Wasp

Dear Paladian46,
The closest match we were able to locate for your wasp is the Brown Mason Wasp, possibly from the genus
Euodynerus that is posted on the Brisbane Insect website.

Tagged with →  
Location: Australia

2 Responses to Mason Wasp from Australia

  1. aussietrev says:

    Hope that is a typo in the size being 80mm 🙂 If not, would hate to see what Paladian considers a large wasp!

  2. L says:

    I saw the same thing yesterday in my backyard and I am from Melbourne! I’m very curious as to what it is?

    Unfortunately the one in my backyard died 🙁

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.