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Flower Wasps

The winged males are often large and brightly coloured while the wingless female is much less conspicuous.

Wasps Bushland Heathland Urban Pollinators

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: families Tiphiidae and Scoliidae

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Spider Wasps frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Burrows and under dense leaf litter

Diet: Males feed in nectar, females on other insects

Water: Shallow bird baths and large ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control and pollination

ReWild Benefits

Flower wasps are not aggressive, but will sting if handled. Native wasps are critical in sustaining local biodiversity as they can pollinate a greater variety of native plants compared to honeybees. Similarly, they prey on pest species such as flies. If you see this wasp in your garden, you can record your sighting on the Atlas of Living Australia.

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