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Pipe Organ Mud Dauber

Trypoxylon politum

Description:

Tube-shaped wasp nests

Habitat:

Covered sitting area near a creek in a park

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3 Comments

cole21
cole21 a year ago

What are pipe organ mud dauber🤔

Machi
Machi a year ago

Thank you both!

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt a year ago

We have these "nuissance" wasps in our barn and they build these organ pipe nests on the walls -- when they dry, they're like concrete!
I have watched them being built. It is fascinating to watch a wasp get a ball of mud in its mouth and fly to the nest and construct it - one mouthful at a time.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

City of Gainesville Municipal Boundaries, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2019
Submitted on Apr 26, 2019

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