Potter Wasp
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Potter Wasps

 
plugged keyhole
What could have plugged this keyhole with mud?

keyhole closeup
A closer look at the plugged keyhole. Who did it?
 
 
keyhole contents
After I opened the plugged hole, I found these inside. What are the keyhole contents? Grubs and caterpillars. The potter wasp placed these inside the keyhole. It's also sometimes called a keyhole wasp due to this behavior.


keyhole contents
These creatures were placed there to feed the larvae of the potter wasp that placed them in the hole.


keyhole contents
When the potter wasp larvae needs food, the food is right there in the "cocoon," or keyhole.


keyhole contents
Potter wasp larvae food

keyhole contents
keyhole contents - Potter wasp larvae food













 

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