Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Blue-eyed ensign wasp Nest

Evania appendigaster


The nest is composed of mud, which is a common building material most solitary wasp species use. The photographed nest has around two visible entrance holes and spans around 6 cm.


This nest was spotted underneath a coconut palm leaf, nests would also be usually spotted near manmade structures, as long as it is protected from the weather as the nest is extremely fragile and can easily be damaged from a rain. Mud nests can easily be found and most are usually already abandoned


I already made a spotting of the wasp itself , this is dedicated for the nest they create, I tried to photograph a wasp in the nest in the 2nd photo but the antennae is barely visible, this wasp is miniscule and completely harmless towards humans.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Francis Floe
Spotted by
Francis Floe

Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 30, 2021
Submitted on Jul 21, 2023

Related Spottings

Evania appendigaster 廣旗腹蜂 Ensign wasp Avispa parásita ensign wasp or hatchet wasp

Nearby Spottings

Amata Wasp Moth Sphinx Moth Caterpillar Black Soldier Fly Signal Fly
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team