Potter Wasp

June 21st, 2014

I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a potter wasp before.

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Until a few afternoons ago when I let Buffy out to ….

Small activity caught my attention; a potter wasp was — I’m not sure — making its pot for laying an egg or eggs in? Laying the egg? Bringing in a paralyzed larva for food? It acted agitated with my presence.

The potter wasp look like a masked creature from outer space.

I got excited because I’ve only found completed pots.

The bad news is that I haven’t seen any activity since I found the pot. The empty pot measures a half-inch in diameter.

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July 12th

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Something prompted me to check the potter wasp nest for some reason … and the entrance was closed.  Apparently, the wasp decided to use it after all. Now I’ll need to check it more often. (That’s a small cricket squeezed in beside it.)

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Thy are well-named. I’ve never seen these, so I’ll have to look around more.

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  2. I think I’ve seen the pot years ago but not the wasp.

    Reply

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