Sunday, September 28, 2014

Potter wasp

While working in the yard this weekend we noticed a strange looking thing in the Shrubs.

A quick search on the net revealed the creator of this amazing structure. The Potter Wasp. More info on Wikipedia.

A solitary wasp that create little pots for their offspring.  Seriously kind of amazing. They fill the pot with paralyzed caterpillars, spiders, and other bugs. Then they lay an egg and cap the pot.