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Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae)Sceliphron laetum

Common mud dauber wasp at Point Hut to Tharwa

2 images

Sceliphron laetum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019
Sceliphron laetum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 19 Jan 2019

Identification history

Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Sceliphron laetum 22 Jan 2019 RogerF
Sand or digger wasp (Crabronidae & Sphecidae) Sceliphron laetum 22 Jan 2019 michaelb

Author's notes

On the western side of the Murrumbidgee River, north of Tharwa.

3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   28 Jan 2019
Sceliphron laetum and S. formosum are very similar in appearance. How do you distinguish between the two?
RogerF wrote:
   28 Jan 2019
For key see:
museum.wa.gov.au/research/collections/terrestrial-zoology/entomology.../sceliphron

The mud nest is also diagnostic
michaelb wrote:
   28 Jan 2019
Thanks Roger
I've added the reference to the species page:
https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Species/22064

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Nearby Sightings

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Pelecanus conspicillatus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Jan 2019 Calomela curtisi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Sep 2018 Phragmites australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018 Anas superciliosa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018 Phragmites australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018 Rhipidura leucophrys at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 May 2018 Sus scrofa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jun 2017 Vespula germanica at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 May 2017 Oenothera indecora subsp. bonariensis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Apr 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Feb 2017 Mictis profana at Point Hut to Tharwa - 25 Feb 2017 Camponotus consobrinus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017 Myrmecia nigriceps at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017 Myrmecia nigriceps at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017 Phacelococcus bursaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017 Sphex cognata (TBC) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Feb 2017 Mutillidae sp. (family) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Jan 2017 Eupoecila australasiae at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Neorrhina punctata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Bursaria spinosa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Delta bicinctus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Xanthium spinosum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Gastrimargus musicus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Acacia dealbata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Poecilometis strigatus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Ancita sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Ancita australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017 Aridaeus thoracicus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jan 2017 Alisterus scapularis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016 Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016 Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016 Polygonum aviculare at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Feb 2016 Persicaria lapathifolia at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2016 Pterygophorus cinctus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 23 Jan 2016 Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Dec 2015 Taeniopygia bichenovii at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Dec 2015 Cerdistus sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Bolboschoenus medianus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015 Saponaria officinalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2015 Rumex conglomeratus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2015 Calomela curtisi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015 Dicranosterna immaculata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015 Rubus parvifolius at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Nov 2015 Wheeleria spilodactylus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Oct 2015 Plantago lanceolata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Sep 2015 Erophila verna at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Aug 2015 Eschscholzia californica at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Aug 2015 Vombatus ursinus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Jun 2015 Crataegus monogyna at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Feb 2015 Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Feb 2015 Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Feb 2015 Eucalyptus melliodora at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015 Asparagus officinalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015 Gastrimargus musicus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Jan 2015 Foeniculum vulgare at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Dec 2014 Artamus cyanopterus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Dec 2014 Caligavis chrysops at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Dec 2014 Archimantis sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014 Verbena incompta at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014 Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014 Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014 Rubus anglocandicans at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Nov 2014 Pachycephala rufiventris at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Mar 2014 Pardalotus punctatus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2014 Pachycephala rufiventris at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014 Orthetrum caledonicum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Feb 2014 Iridomyrmex purpureus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2014 Phragmites australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 25 Mar 2013 Intellagama lesueurii at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2013 Phragmites australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2007
Pelecanus conspicillatus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Jan 2019
Calomela curtisi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Sep 2018
Phragmites australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018
Anas superciliosa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018
Phragmites australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Sep 2018
Rhipidura leucophrys at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 May 2018
Sus scrofa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jun 2017
Vespula germanica at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 May 2017
Oenothera indecora subsp. bonariensis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Apr 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Feb 2017
Mictis profana at Point Hut to Tharwa - 25 Feb 2017
Camponotus consobrinus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017
Myrmecia nigriceps at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017
Myrmecia nigriceps at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017
Phacelococcus bursaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Feb 2017
Sphex cognata (TBC) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Feb 2017
Mutillidae sp. (family) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Jan 2017
Eupoecila australasiae at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Neorrhina punctata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Bursaria spinosa at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Delta bicinctus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Xanthium spinosum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Gastrimargus musicus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Acacia dealbata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Poecilometis strigatus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Ancita sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Ancita australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Jan 2017
Aridaeus thoracicus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Jan 2017
Alisterus scapularis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 30 Nov 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2016
Polygonum aviculare at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Feb 2016
Persicaria lapathifolia at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2016
Pterygophorus cinctus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 23 Jan 2016
Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 31 Dec 2015
Taeniopygia bichenovii at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Dec 2015
Cerdistus sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Bolboschoenus medianus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Eulamprus heatwolei at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Dec 2015
Saponaria officinalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2015
Rumex conglomeratus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 1 Dec 2015
Calomela curtisi at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015
Dicranosterna immaculata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Nov 2015
Rubus parvifolius at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Nov 2015
Wheeleria spilodactylus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 17 Oct 2015
Plantago lanceolata at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Sep 2015
Erophila verna at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Aug 2015
Eschscholzia californica at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Aug 2015
Vombatus ursinus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 6 Jun 2015
Crataegus monogyna at Point Hut to Tharwa - 26 Feb 2015
Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 16 Feb 2015
Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 15 Feb 2015
Eucalyptus melliodora at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015
Asparagus officinalis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 21 Jan 2015
Gastrimargus musicus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Jan 2015
Foeniculum vulgare at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Dec 2014
Artamus cyanopterus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 28 Dec 2014
Caligavis chrysops at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Dec 2014
Archimantis sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014
Verbena incompta at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014
Paropsis atomaria at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014
Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 9 Dec 2014
Rubus anglocandicans at Point Hut to Tharwa - 22 Nov 2014
Pachycephala rufiventris at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Mar 2014
Pardalotus punctatus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 11 Mar 2014
Pachycephala rufiventris at Point Hut to Tharwa - 5 Mar 2014
Orthetrum caledonicum at Point Hut to Tharwa - 12 Feb 2014
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Point Hut to Tharwa - 29 Jan 2014
Phragmites australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 25 Mar 2013
Intellagama lesueurii at Point Hut to Tharwa - 13 Feb 2013
Phragmites australis at Point Hut to Tharwa - 2 Mar 2007

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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