Nesting Behaviour of Predatory Wasps 


This page contains pictures and information about Nesting Behaviour of Predatory Wasps VESPOIDEA and SPHECOIDEA that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 22mm
Different Types of Mud Cells
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Mud cells of Sceliphron formosum
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Mud cells of Sceliphron laetum  
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1. Scelephron laetum, Mud Dauber Wasp - Insects of Townsville, Australia, Graeme Cocks, 2004
2. Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - Ryan, Michelle (ed.), Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1995, p116
3. Wasps of the genus Sceliphron (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) intercepted in New Zealand - A. C. HARRIS Otago Museum, 1992
4. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 990.
5. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p301. 

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