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Potter Wasp life cycle - Eumenes fraternus

Potter Wasp life cycle - Eumenes fraternus
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
July 23, 2005
Last post of this wasp until I get back (10 days). I've asked the neighbors to take pictures while I'm gone.

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Moved
Moved from Eumenes.

Could it be Eumenes?
Evans, H. E. in his book: The Wasps (page.100) says that "The true potter wasps of the genus Eumenes, build individual jug-shaped cells, usually on twigs, often preparing several side by side. Each 'pot' has a funnellike entrance through which the egg is laid and the prey introduced before it is finally sealed". So it sounds like that is what you have.

Lynette
Is there more to this story? You left us on the edge of our seats!

 
Well,
I went on vacation....and my neighbor forgot to take any follow up photos. When I got back I'm pretty sure the one developing outside the pot had died. The others still haven't emerged....and I'm still waiting.

 
Potter Wasps
Lynette, this is a great set you have here. Thanks for sharing. :)

 
Potter Wasps
By the way.... the other two pots never did anything. I still have the set of three pots.... the entire set of pots is 35 mm long and about 15 mm high.

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