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Wasp

Habitat:

spotted on dead tree

Notes:

this wasp was carefully gnawing off short pieces of bark and carrying it to a hole in an adjacent stump

1 Species ID Suggestions

ReannaDee
ReannaDee 10 years ago
Blue mud dauber
Chalybion californicum Blue Mud Dauber - Chalybion californicum - BugGuide.Net


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1 Comment

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

It does appear to be a blue mud dauber by the examples in severaal links. But I cannot find any reference to the behavior that I've described. The area where it was spotted is fairly arid ridge of coquina sand and rock. Not ruling out your ID, however.

auntnance123
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auntnance123

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 26, 2010
Submitted on May 26, 2011

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