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Organ Pipe Mud Dauber Nest

Trypoxylon politum

Description:

Distinctive mud chambers built by this wasp that preys on spiders. Multiple spiders are placed in each chamber for the larval wasp to feed on.

Habitat:

This nest was on a maple tree in a yard with forest all around.

Notes:

It's unusual to see one of these nests in such an exposed location. It was very easy to see especially being built on the white lichen growing on the tree trunk.

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tomk3886
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tomk3886

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Spotted on Jul 18, 2020
Submitted on Jul 18, 2020

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