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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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aguilita

Date

August 26, 2015

Description

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caemenatrium)

26 August 2015: As it is late summer and we are in the midst of the dry season the water holes in Cooper Creek keep getting smaller as each day passes without any sign of rain in the immediate area. But busily working these remaining water holes are the hundreds of different kinds of wasps and bees and other insects which come to draw water at these life-giving places. We photographed several today. Presented here is the Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caemenatrium). Each of the three images presented is of a different individual and the first two images were taken at one water hole while the third image was taken at another. The Black and Yellow Mud Dauber in the third image had a broken set of right wings, upper and lower it seemed. Something had happened to it to cause its distress. While we documented its presence at the creek it kept trying to fly but simply could not get off the ground with its impaired condition. It looked desperate and tried climbing small branches at the side of the dried up creek bed and then would launch itself only to land on the hard solid rock that’s the creek bottom. We left it to its own devices and its condition looked irreparable. One of its major gifts, that of flight, had been somehow taken away and there was no way of getting back to the mud nest it must have surely been building somewhere nearby. We were about a quarter mile from Avondale Park downstream on Cooper Creek when we documented this last Black and Yellow Mud Dauber.

Source: "Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)," BugGuide, accessed 8.26.15, http://bugguide.net/node/view/139475

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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sambiology

Date

August 26, 2015

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mattiafedri

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August 26, 2015 07:49 PM CEST

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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celticcail

Date

August 26, 2015 10:35 AM EDT

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Nest in the upstairs bathroom of East Cottage. An adult was dead in the window also.

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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gonzalezii

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August 16, 2015 05:33 PM CDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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gonzalezii

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August 15, 2015 02:12 PM CDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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dhalter

Date

August 7, 2015

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About 20 gathering mud in a muddy footprint near the shoreline

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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iain_reid

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July 18, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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adrianj

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August 15, 2015 10:17 AM CDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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August 15, 2015

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August 14, 2015

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annemirdl

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August 2, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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August 12, 2015 10:18 AM PDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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royaltyler

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August 2, 2015 02:43 PM CDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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andyk

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August 8, 2015 08:23 AM CDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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liapun312

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August 7, 2015 03:57 PM CDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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cedric_lee

Date

August 7, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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sambiology

Date

August 7, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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August 7, 2015 09:04 AM PDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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richardwasson

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August 7, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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richardwasson

Date

August 3, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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sambiology

Date

August 1, 2015

Description

Several of these were busy getting mud -- I'm sure they have some nice spots by garages to make some new nests. :)

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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andyk

Date

July 29, 2015 10:26 AM CDT

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droberts49

Date

July 27, 2015 12:12 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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July 23, 2015 02:16 PM PDT

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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dave-barry

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July 26, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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monicafoley

Date

July 25, 2015

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Storrs, CT (Google, OSM)

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 24, 2015 11:02 AM PDT

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About 1".

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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celeste2

Date

July 20, 2015

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

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sambiology

Date

July 18, 2015

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Observed while waiting for wife in The Whistling Chicken fabric store... We went on a crazy east TX shop hop... In other words, I explored relatively close to these stores. :)