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Yellow Potter wasp

Phimenes flavopictus


Large, brightly colored potter wasp. Seen it building pot like nest out of clay. And placing some caterpillars inside before sealing it. It took about tree days to complete the process. The pot like structure has about 4-5 chambers, each having one or two caterpillars. The fate of the caterpillar is sealed. Eggs laid by the wasp will hatch and the larvae will eat the caterpillar alive carefully so as not to damage it's vital organs which are kept for last! Pl. see the video here..


Spotted on a jasmine bush in my garden.

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sunnyjosef a month ago

Thank you Emilie

EmilieChich a month ago

Beautiful photos, Sunnyjoseph!

sunnyjosef 2 months ago

Thank you Brian..

Brian38 2 months ago

Great spotting Sunny! The video is amazing!

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Kochi, Kerala, India

Spotted on Aug 21, 2021
Submitted on Aug 23, 2021

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