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Sceliphron caementarium can reach a length of 24–28 millimetres (0.94–1.10 in). Petiole is about half the length of the entire abdomen. The thorax shows various yellow markings, while the abdomen is normally black. The eyes are black, the antennae are black and the legs are mainly yellow. The wings are a tawny color.
These sphecid wasp are solitary insects that build nests out of mud, in sheltered locations, frequently on man-made structure such as bridges, barns, open porches or under the eaves of houses. Interesting Note: In 1996, Birgenair Flight 301 crashed near Puerto Rico. The most probable cause of this Boeing 757 crash was a blockade in a Pitot tube (device for air speed measurement) by a mud dauber's nest.
Spotted on Jul 30, 2016
Submitted on Aug 16, 2016