Mason Wasp (Zethus slossonae)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Mason Wasp (Zethus slossonae)

This species is endemic to central/south Florida. “Zethus use either abandoned burrows of other insects or build nests from vegetable matter and resin.” source: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/10550/139591/ent153.pdf

Learn: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in725

Larval host: caterpillars particularly Geometrid Moths (Geometridae) and Twirler Moths and kin (Gelechioidea).

Shown on Florida Native Plant: CORAL HONEYSUCKLE (Lonicera sempervirens)

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