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I came across a few wasps roaming on an old switch board. Looking at it closer I realised there were mud nests built on the socket holes and the timing was so perfect that a young wasp was chewing on the mud wall near the exit of the hole to emerge outside (https://youtu.be/WJ5xsyIrKXo ). When the newly hatched wasp could finally make it out of the nest, she was immediately mated by one of the competing males (https://youtu.be/Y4qX1xmyWN8 ). Later on I noted the males were returning to check on the other nests. They were kind of tapping on the nest wall. I felt like they were communicating with the young wasps inside ( https://youtu.be/Mw89ab2p30A ).
Spotted on Feb 2, 2020
Submitted on Feb 2, 2020
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