Brown Potter Wasp - Delta sp.

FAMILY VESPIDAE

This page contains pictures and information about the Brown Potter Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

A Potter Wasp finds a prey 

A Potter Wasp found a prey. It was a small caterpillar hiding in its shelter. The shelter was built by silk binding leaves together. The caterpillar seemed quite safe inside. 
 
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However, after the wasp confirmed there was a caterpillar inside, the wasp cut open a small hole and stung the caterpillar. Then the wasp cut the leaves and got the caterpillar back to its 'Pot' as the food of her offspring. 
 
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The pictures was taken early summer in Karawatha Park.
 
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Last updated: October 23, 2006.
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