Potter Wasp (Eumenes fraternus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Potter Wasp (Eumenes fraternus)

This beneficial gal was just starting to construct her nest. To provision the nest where she will lay one egg, she will gather 1-12 caterpillars and/or beetle larva which she paralizes . Potter wasps can sting but are not aggressive and do not defend their nests. Natural biocontrol at its best.

Learn: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-30_potter_wasp_eumenes.htm

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/ooops-anatomy-of-a-potter-wasp-nest.html

This was the nest 2.5 hours later:

potterwaspnestJuly2015

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