Larvae are provisioned with paralyzed spiders.(1) Adults feed on nectar and occasionally the hemolymph of spiders(3)
Trypoxylon (Trypargilum) politum is a crabronid wasp also known as the pipe organ mud-dauber wasp. They also build mud nests with multiple cells, but the cells are arranged vertically instead of horizontally.
Contributed by v belov on 28 October, 2010 - 12:30pm Additional contributions by PaleoJon Last updated 8 June, 2021 - 7:32pm
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