Orange Potter Wasp from Australia

Subject: Wasp?
Location: Melbourne
February 25, 2013 12:12 am
Hi there, was in the St.kilda Botannical Gardens in Melbourne, wondering what it is? Thanks!
Signature: Peter Collins

Orange Potter Wasp
Orange Potter Wasp

Hi Peter,
Curiously, though you requested an identification, your files were named “potter” and this is a Potter Wasp, most likely the Orange Potter
Wasp, Eumenes latreilli, which we confirmed on the Brisbane Insect Website where it states:  “Potter wasps prey on caterpillars which they paralyze and place inside cells in their nests.”

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