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Larva's unfinished spider meal. - Trypoxylon collinum

Larva's unfinished spider meal. - Trypoxylon collinum
Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Not a pretty picture: one of the larvae didn't make it and left the remnants of the spider meal that its mother had provided. You can see about ten spiders along with fragments of the clay partitions and of the cocoon.
I opened this cell on June 2010.
Only later did I notice the loosely woven cocoon (lower left corner), and much later a tiny parasitic wasp completely caked with mud and other debris. It took a lot of work with my most delicate artist brush to make it look presentable.
Parasitoid

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Larvae inside paper tube nests. 9, 1, 2009 - Trypoxylon collinum Larvae inside paper tube nests - Trypoxylon collinum Larvae inside paper tube nests - Trypoxylon collinum Larvae inside paper tube nests - Trypoxylon collinum Larvae inside paper tube nests. 9, 1, 2009 - Trypoxylon collinum Larvae inside paper tube nests. 9, 1, 2009 - Trypoxylon collinum Larvae inside paper tube nests - Trypoxylon collinum Parasite on larva from paper tube nests.9/1/09 - Trypoxylon collinum Larva inside paper tube nests and parasite.11/13/09 - Trypoxylon collinum Larvae inside paper tube nests - Trypoxylon collinum Larva's unfinished spider meal. - Trypoxylon collinum Pupa from tube nest 6/4/2010 - Trypoxylon collinum Pupa from tube nest 6/4/2010 - Trypoxylon collinum Pupa from tube nest 6/4/2010 - Trypoxylon collinum Adult wasp from tube nest. 6, 21, 2010 - Trypoxylon collinum Adult wasp from tube nest  - Trypoxylon collinum Adult wasp from tube nest  - Trypoxylon collinum

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