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Four-toothed wasp

Monobia quadridens

Description:

The wasp has a black body with a yellowish white bands and blue wings.The species gathers mud and finds holes in walls,fans,or even cars.They find their prey that consists of caterpillars and spiders.The blue on the wings show up in angles and in other angles looks black.The wasp is mason wasp in the potter wasp family.

Habitat:

Trying to make its mid nest in the fan in fort Worth Texas

Notes:

It was a female that was trying to build a nest.

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5 Comments

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a week ago

Thanks,I think it is called four toothed wasp because it has 2 sets of mandibles

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Nice shot. I wonder why 'four toothed'...

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 2 weeks ago

Thank you Saturniidae27(:

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 2 weeks ago

Nice iridescent blue on the wings.

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 2 weeks ago

Thank you all for favoriting this spotting(:

ornithoptera80
Spotted by
ornithoptera80

Haltom City, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.80, Long: -97.28

Spotted on Sep 1, 2019
Submitted on Sep 1, 2019

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