Wasp species in this family are so called for building nests with mud. A nest has one or more sealed cells, each contains an egg and one or more paralyzed insects for the developing larva to feed on. Larvae pupate inside the cells and then emerge as full adults. Different potter wasp species build different style nests and hunt different insects.
Solitary. Does not sting humans unless provoked.
Adults feed on nectar. Larvae feed on caterpillars.
Areas with some vegetation, including semi-arid regions.