Thursday, March 10, 2016

Stick-nest Brown Native Paper Wasps

10th March 2016

STICK-NEST BROWN NATIVE PAPER WASPS (Ropalidia revolutionalis)

These Native Brown Paper Wasps have built their stick nests in a spiky tree at our place.  Th nests are distinctive each being two cells wide (as shown below) and attached to the shrub by a short stalk. The wasps are a reddish-brown colour and are not known to be aggressive unless their nest is disturbed... I didn't get close enough to find out, however they aren't fazed by me visiting the tree regularly to take photos of the other insects inhabiting it.  The adult wasps feed on nectar, but they feed the young ones insects such as grubs and caterpillars.

J.G.

(Info Source: Wildlife of Greater Brisbane & Brisbane Insects.com)

STICK-NEST BROWN NATIVE PAPER WASPS (Ropalidia revolutionalis)

STICK-NEST BROWN NATIVE PAPER WASPS (Ropalidia revolutionalis)

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