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Icicle Wasp


No, this is not an arctic wasp. The nest reminds me of an icicle and I needed a labet to differentiate from other wasps. These are small, a little over 1 cm black wasps.


The nest is very unique. It is the only one like it that I have seen. The nest was about 15 cm long. It appears to be a paper wasp nest and was in a grapefruit tree in our front yard in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.


I wish I had paid attention to what happened to it, but forgot about it. Later when I checked it was gone. I've not seen another since.

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Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Jul 20, 2011
Submitted on Mar 8, 2019

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