Potter Wasp > identity crisis | larder | mud nest | water ◦

The Potter Wasp (Delta latreillei, previously classified as Eumenes latreilli) are great mud nest builders, however they do need access to water, whether it is waterhole, gorges or in our gardens, such as bird baths, fish ponds or pools. These sources of water, enables the mud wasps to mix the sand/clay to create a mud paste for making their nests and adding to existing mud nests.

Potter Wasp (Eumenes latreilli), Kunoth Bore, NT
Potter Wasp (Eumenes latreilli), Kunoth Bore, NT
Potter Wasp (Eumenes latreilli), Kunoth Bore, NT
Potter Wasp (Delta latreillei), Kunoth Bore, NT
Potter Wasp (Eumenes latreilli), Kunoth Bore, NT
Potter Wasp (Delta latreillei), Kunoth Bore, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Vespidae
  • Subfamily: Eumeninae
  • Genus: Delta
  • Species D. latreillei
  • Binomial name: Delta latreillei

    previously
  • Genus: Eumenes
  • Species: E. latreilli