Family Sphecidae (Mud Daubers, Sphecid Wasps)

Composed of three Australian subfamilies.

Subfamily Sphecinae
Composed of four Australian genera.

Genus Prionyx


Subfamily Ammophilinae
Composed of three Australian genera.

Genus Podalonia

Composed of a single Australian species.

Podalonia tydei suspiciosa


Subfamily Sceliphrinae
(Currently empty)


Bohart, R. M., & Menke, A. S. 1976. Sphecid wasps of the world: a generic revision. Berkeley, University of California Press.

Semmens, T. D., McQuillan, P. B., & Hayhurst G. 1992. Catalogue of the Insects of Tasmania. Department of Primary Industry Tasmania.

Stringer, D. N., Jennings, J. T., & Austin, A. D. 2012. Family Sphecidae (s. str.). Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 1 August 2015. Available at: