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Blue Mud Dauber

Chalybion californicum

Description:

A large, metallic blue, solitary wasp that utilizes old dauber mud nests. This wasp also paralyzes spiders to use as nourishment for a single, developing larvae.

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2 Comments

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 8 years ago

I'll take a look Juan and try to get some more up by tomorrow. Not sure I have anything better though... this wasp was moving quite frantically and, not knowing what it was at the time, I kept some distance between myself and it considering it was quite large

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Hi Crhis, I think this could be a Pompilid wasp. Do you have more pictures?, it could be usefull to see the first abdomen segments.

Chris Carille
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Chris Carille

Fitzcarrald, Madre de Dios, Peru

Spotted on Jul 1, 2010
Submitted on Sep 4, 2013

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