Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP WaspsPotter Wasp Torymus Chalcid Wasp

Australia is home to thousands of native species of wasps, with Alice Springs having their own share of beautiful wasps. A visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park, will provide the opportunity to see a variety of wasps.

Like bees, the wasps play a critical role in the environment with some wasps that feed on nectar (aiding in plant pollination), and others who are just as important, being predators and parasites and whose larvae feed on spiders, caterpillars and other insects.

Click on the images to go to information on the individual wasps.

Mud Wasp (Eumenes latreilli), Alice Springs Desert Park
Potter Wasp
Chalcid Wasp (genus Torymus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Torymus Chalcid Wasp

Chalcid Wasp (genus Torymus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Chalcid Wasp (genus Torymus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Mud Wasp (Eumenes latreilli), Alice Springs Desert Park
Mud Wasp (Abispa ephippium), Alice Springs Desert Park

More information in our Alice Springs Wasps and Fauna > Insects > Wasps


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera

Footnote & References

  1. Wasp Photos and Identification, Aussie Bee, https://www.aussiebee.com.au/wasp-photos.html
  2. Wasp, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasp (last visited Dec. 11, 2021)
  3. Know your wasps, Atlas of Life, https://atlasoflife.org.au/resources/know-your-wasps

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