Black Sand-dauber Wasp II - 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 15mm
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The wasps spend most of their time on collecting mud and build the hanging nest. From reference information, the wasp prey on spiders. We had opened one empty cell and found some spider body remains.
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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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