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Old May 23, 2019   #206
PlainJane
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Originally Posted by Whwoz View Post
We have a range of native wasps here that go under a variety of groupings. Most are solitary and peaceful unless overly annoyed. This one is a mud wasp, which made its nest one the side of the house several years ago, found these while checking the Tassie photos. The female builds multiple chambers, stuffs each one with a paralysed grub, lays an egg on it and seals up the chamber. For size reference, the blocks are 190 mm high. Unfortunately I did not have the camera in hand whenever she returned with a grub.
She looks like she could be quick on the draw if annoyed.
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