Large Mud-nesting Wasp
Orange Potter Wasp
Walking on Water, front
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Potter Wasp (Wasp: Vespidae)|
|Species:||Orange Potter Wasp (Delta bicinctus)|
|This Photo:||Walking on Water, profile|
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
We suspect this specimen wasn't drinking but collecting water to make mud to build it's nest as it was dry and it returned regularly.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Large deep orange wasp with black stripes
They make a mud nest and fill it with a larva for it's offspring to feed on.
The nest is a series of individual cells.