Mud Dauber Habitat

© Jane Summa

Mud Dauber Habitat

Uploaded: July 20, 2006

Description

Mud Daubers are medium-size wasps. They feed on spiders. These wasps do not defend their nests and are not likely to attack people.
The nests are constructed of mud or clay and are found attached to the walls or under the eves of buildings. When holes are present in nests, the wasps have completed their life cycle and are no longer present.
7/20/06 8:43AM f5.6 1/60.1sec iso50

Comments

Bill Wyatt July 20, 2006

Hi Jane, I love this mud dauber nest. When I lived in the South they were everywhere and with that South Carolina Red Clay they would be big and red. This is really excellent, the textures and lighting are terrific! #487718

Chastity Abbott July 20, 2006

The circle of life...is what I thought of when I viewed this....
it amazes me how God new every tiny thing when he created this world.

Great upclose capture of this...although I am not fond of them..(big smiles) #3054392

Shirley L. Carpenter July 20, 2006

Great capture and comp Jane!! #3054520

Carla Metzler July 20, 2006

Great textures, Jane! #3054713

Paul Michko July 20, 2006

Very cool capture, Jane. #3054806

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic July 20, 2006

A well seen and captured macro, Jane. Great description. We have Mud Dauber's in our barn. Now I will know when they are no long present.

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Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 20, 2006

Great colors and textures of this natural habitat, Jane!!! #3056826

Jane Summa July 23, 2006

Hi Bill, Chastity, Shirley, Carla, Paul, Nadine & Jim! Thanks so much for your gracious comments!!

I never knew exactly what they were..and everyone always called them mud daubers and told me they wouldn't hurt me..so I did some research :-). I'm pleased with the detail. #3067311


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