Mud Dauber (insects ). Photo by ChrisAnthemum
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Mud Dauber

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Saturday August 24, 2013

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Nest containing several cells in which paralyzed spiders have been placed by the mud daubers with an egg on each. The wasp larvae feed on the helpless spiders and pupate in the mud tubes. Holes in the tubes show where mature wasps have broken out of the nest. This nest is under my deck.

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6. ChrisAnthemum
9:30 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
Thanks, Mary! Those are nasty customers; I kill them whenever/wherever I find them. Most other wasps I leave alone so long as they're not bothering me. ... Oh, yellow jacket nests, I pour gasoline down their holes, don't want to step on them or drive the mower over them and get a nasty surprise.
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5. mellyweb
8:49 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
Great series, Kathy! Country livin', always something going on. Stung this year by a hornet on my ankle, oh boy, I thought my foot was permanently paralyzed. Lots worse than the bee bits!
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4. ChrisAnthemum
1:49 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
LOL Gary! It's called the balance of nature. Thanks for commenting!
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3. Railheel
11:34 AM GMT on August 26, 2013
Mud Dauber's sure make it hard to take spider shots, they keep eating them.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
6:10 AM GMT on August 26, 2013
Thanks, Peter; glad you like it!
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1. Cowgazer
5:06 AM GMT on August 26, 2013
Aint nature just the most awesome thing, fascinating series.
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Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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