Orange-tailed Digger Wasp
Male: Wing Venation
Yellow & Black Mud-dauber Wasp
Yellow & Black Mud-dauber Wasp (Sceliphron laetum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Mud Dauber & Sand Wasp (Wasp: Sphecidae)
Species: Yellow & Black Mud-dauber Wasp (Sceliphron laetum)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎
Other names: Common Mud Dauber Wasp, Covered-cell Mud-dauber Wasp or Yellow & Black Thread-waisted Wasp

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~20mm long, ~26mm wingspan.
A large wasp with a thread waist, and large mandibles. Collects mud to build cells, a nest, for it's young.
When it flies it hangs it's legs making it look even bigger.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Dec-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.