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Spider Wasps

A Spider Wasp are generally unassertive unless extremely disturbed. Nonetheless, they can sting and respectful distance should be observed.

Wasps Bushland Heathland Urban Pollinators

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: family Pompilidae

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, rock crevices, small tree hollows

Diet: Flying insects and nectar

Water: Shallow bird baths and large ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control and pollination

ReWild Benefits

Spider 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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