We found the nest in our tree in front. Come late fall, we're going to try to collect it.
Mud wasps are also called mud dauber or dirt dabber. They drink flower nectar and collect spiders for food for their offspring. They cram as many as 24 little spiders in each cell.
I found one mud wasps carrying a paralyzed spider for the nest, but I couldn't get a good photo of it. The female wasps lay their eggs on the paralyzed spiders, then place them in the cell, sealing it with a mud cap. When the egg hatches, it's spider food is waiting for them.
Mud wasps are not aggressive and rarely sting people.
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