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Four-toothed wasp

Monobia quadridens


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.


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


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

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Ornithoptera80 a year ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

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

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Thank you Saturniidae27(:

Saturniidae27 a year ago

Nice iridescent blue on the wings.

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Thank you all for favoriting this spotting(:

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Haltom City, Texas, USA

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

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