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Old 01-19-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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Wasp Bee-type nests

Found under the signage structure of the Dinner Island Ranch WMA

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Old 01-20-2011, 08:27 AM   #2
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These likely are 'nests' constructed by wasps in the family Sphecidae known as mud daubers. The colors can vary considerably, depending on the source(s) of raw materials used by the wasps; construction shape also can be quite variable among the different species of these wasps. The nests are provisioned with live but paralyzed arthropods (usually spiders or caterpillars) that the wasp larvae feed upon.
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