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Mud-potter Wasps

Mud-potter wasps are generally shy and will keep their space when foraging around the garden.

Wasps Bushland Dampland Frog Ponds Heathland Urban Pollinators Wetland

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: family Eumeninae

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Mud-potter 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: Mud shelters

Diet: Primarily nectar and some invertebrates

Water: Large ponds and damplands

ReWild Benefit: Pest control and pollination

ReWild Benefits

Mud-potter wasps are not aggressive and opt to retreat to the safety of their nest, 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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