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Four-toothed Mason Wasp

Monobia quadridens

Description:

A solitary potter wasp; entirely black except for an ivory colored swath at top of thorax, ivory colored thin waistline at bottom of thorax and large ivory colored band at the top of the abdomen; 14mm wingspan

Habitat:

On a Flamingo Feather Celosia flower in an urban schoolyard garden

Notes:

nests in a variety of cavities including tunnels abandoned by carpenter bees, old mud dauber nests and hollow plant stem; has e generations in a year - One emerges in summer, while the other overwinters as a pupa before emerging the following spring; eats caterpillars & pollen; The name "potter wasp" derives from the shape of the mud nests built by them

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.18, Long: -80.85

Spotted on Oct 24, 2017
Submitted on Oct 24, 2017

Spotted for mission

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