Sighting

zoidberg 26 Jul 2013

Yellow and black wasp (yellow antennae and legs) digging its nest

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Sighted 6 Dec 2010
Pelverata TAS 7150, Australia

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Identifications

  • Ken Walker 27 August 2013
    Rhopalum
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Crabronidae: Rhopalum
    Ken Walker says

    Great sequence of a digger wasps. I have never seen the hole of these wasps before so thanks!

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Notes

  • zoidberg 26 July 2013
    Physical Description

    Yellow and black wasp (yellow antennae and legs)

    Habitat

    Grassy paddock (clay soil) nearby creek and wet eucalypt forest (Eucalyptus obliqua)

    Behaviour

    Wasp visiting its nest - think it had just finished (?) digging it as it had quite a lot of clay grains attached to its body

    Tagged With tasmania wasp nest
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