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Blue Mud Dauber

Chalybion californicum

Description:

This specimen was about 1 inch in length. I didn't notice a blue sheen to it. It didn't stick around long though.

Habitat:

Spotted at the edge of a field and wooded area.

Notes:

I think this is a Blue mud dauber. I'm not sure however.

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5 Comments

Kyle A
Kyle A 9 years ago

Wow! Great links Jemma. They were very informative. :-)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

"These wasps are metallic blue, blue-green or blackish in color"
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/ac...

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Of the 3 common species,this comes closest to the Blue Mud dauber.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

nice one. It is a wasp.

Kyle A
Spotted by
Kyle A

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Aug 18, 2013

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