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Potter Wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo

Potter Wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
August 24, 2009
A few weeks ago on my back porch, i noticed a wasp messing around a circular hole on my handsaw, didn't pay much attention to it, til noticing it again today and it really lingered around the hole. So naturally, there i go grabbing the camera and to my surprise there was a little worm, larvae in the hole.

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Potter Wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo Potter Wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo Potter Wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo - female Potter Wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo - female

Moved from Euodynerus.

Baby food
The larva here is a different species. It is food for the egg that this mother must have laid in this nest. It looks like a caterpillar. It would help if somebody could ID it. It would be better to unlink them as same individual and use [thumb:#] instead so the caterpillar can be sent to its proper place.
Nice series; it shows several behaviors.

Moved from ID Request.

Mason wasp
Not a true potter wasp because it nests in pre-existing cavities rather than fashioning a mud urn....Probably genus Euodynerus for this girl. Nice series capturing nesting behavior.

Thanks Eric
I wasn't sure about calling this a potter or mason, thanks for the confirmation, and the mini lesson ;) I was thinking something in Euodynerus too. I almost didn't capture this, glad i'm nosy, heh heh!

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