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The Mud-dauber Wasp is one of the more commonly encountered wasps in Sydney. This wasp is named for the nests that are made from mud collected by the females. Mud is rolled into a ball, carried to the nest and molded into place with the wasp's mandibles.
It is usually seen feeding on flower nectar but occasionally found flying with a spider held in its jaws, destined to be fed to larvae in a mud nest.The adults are often seen collecting water and mud for their nests, which they commonly construct in protected areas of houses, buildings and rock overhangs.
After the mud-dauber wasp completes the mud nest the female then captures several insects or spiders to fill the cells. Prey are stung and paralyzed before being placed in the nest. A single egg is deposited on the prey within each cell, and the cell sealed with mud. After the wasp has finished a series of cells, she departs and does not return. The larvae that hatch from the eggs feed on the prey items left by the adult wasp. New adult wasps emerge to start the process over again Likes to nest in Urban areas, forests and woodlands, the mud nests are found around selttered areas,window frames,door frames etc.
The mud-dauber wasp mainly black with a slender body Up to 3 cm in length.
The Mud-dauber Wasp can deliver painful stings, but attacks are rare. An ice pack may be used to relieve the pain of the sting. If there is evidence of an allergic reaction, medical attention should be sought
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