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Grass Carrying Wasp Nest

Isodontia sp


A carpenter bee chamber has been taken over by a type of thread waisted wasp which lines it's nest with grass and other plant fibers.


Forest margins


Some of these fibers are very long and come from a nearby cabbage palm. Squirrels have been harvesting them for their nests. Hard to believe that a little wasp can accomplish this. I have seen carpenter bee holes with grass sticking out of them before. But nothing like this.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Spotted on Sep 26, 2020
Submitted on Sep 27, 2020

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