Black Sand-dauber Wasp - Pison sp.

Family Crabronidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Black Sand-dauber Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
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From reference information this wasp prey on spiders.  
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We saw this wasp collecting mud on footpath in Carbrook Wetland on Sep 2009.
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We saw this wasp coming out from this hole. We do not know if the hole is the wasp's nest or the wasp just checked the hole for prey.  
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Photos were taken in Karawatha Forest on Sep 2008.
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Wasps in tribe Trypoxylonini have the emarginated eyes. 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 991.
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 
3. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p300.

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