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Blue Mud Dauber Wasp

Chalybion bengalense

Description:

25mm long wasp with blue-green iridescence. Builds nests using mud and plant fiber where it lays eggs on captured spiders. The spiders are stung and the paralyzed spiders are eaten alive by the hatched larvae.

Habitat:

Spotted on an old brick wall.


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4 Comments

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you Mark Ridgway..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Super shots sunny.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you Dr. Sherpa..

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Fantastic details, Sunny!

sunnyjosef
Spotted by
sunnyjosef

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Lat: 9.96, Long: 76.32

Spotted on Aug 27, 2015
Submitted on Aug 27, 2015

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