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Sceliphron caementarium
Sceliphron caementarium
Mud Dauber
Photographer: Donna Walker

ID: 0000 0000 1012 1156 (2012-10-17)

Copyright © 2012 Donna Walker

  • date of photo  Jul 2012
  • latitude 33.02581   longitude -117.06566   max error distance 3300 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Garden in Rancho Bernardo, CA (San Diego County, California, US)
  • family Sphecidae
  • order Hymenoptera
  • class Insecta
  • notes   Mud daubers are solitary wasps and beneficial insects; female mud daubers hunt spiders, paralyze them and feed the spiders to their young. Mud daubers build their nests by gathering mud in their mandibles and applying it in layers. After dragging spiders inside the nest, the female lays her eggs on top of the spiders and then seals up the nest. Once hatched, larvae feed upon the spiders and when big enough, chew their way out of the nest.
  • keywords: mud dauber, solitary wasp, spider wasp
  • camera   Nikon Coolpix L3
  • contributor's ID #  DW5
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect

  • common names   Mud Dauber (photographer)
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