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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mschmidt1966

Date

November 7, 2010 10:50 AM CST

Description

Coyuca, Mexico

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

emilianomori

Date

May 15, 2012

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dotun55

Date

January 26, 2014

Description

Black and yellow mud daubers @ work

It was good to see a good number in one place at a time. There were always about two to six at excavation site digging the finer mud particles and then moulding them into small moist balls that could be easily airlifted to the construction site. They daub the mud with saliva (or whatever the secretion in there mouths) to make it pliable. The small moist balls are the building blocks of their nests located in our houses.
The wasps return from their respective destinations after the balls have been delivered. And the cycle continues probably until the project is completed.

All the while, I stayed still at a corner covering all the activities. And whenever I get noticed, a wasp (or two) buzz aloud in my direction. Soon, it backs off provided I do not meddle with their affairs. Or it simply finds another place to dig up. The mud was everywhere.

Watch video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ptkqDHHzg&feature=youtu.be

Photos / Sounds

What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

justjohn

Date

July 5, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found in Richmond, VA.

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Sceliphron Genus Sceliphron

Observer

valeriacuellar

Date

September 9, 2013

Description

Foto tomada con la cámara del iPhone4

Photos / Sounds

What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

blubayou

Date

November 11, 2013 01:21 PM CST

Place

Backyard Austin Tx (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Genus Sceliphron Genus Sceliphron

Observer

maractwin

Date

October 8, 2013 03:41 PM EDT

Place

Bua, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Date

September 7, 2013 01:06 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jcentavo

Date

September 30, 2013

Description

Seen here with an Orb Weaver Victim

Photos / Sounds

Observer

thebals

Date

September 14, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mud Dauber Wasp (Sceliphron laetum) Sceliphron laetum

Observer

catalpa_joe

Date

September 14, 2013 03:07 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

chrishyde

Date

September 12, 2013 11:08 AM CDT

Description

Found under bridge.

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Description from Wikipedia

Sceliphron is a genus of Hymenoptera of the Sphecidae family of wasps, commonly referred to as mud daubers. They are solitary and build nests made of mud. Nests are frequently constructed in shaded niches, often just inside of windows or vent openings, and it may take a female only a day to construct a cell requiring dozens of trips carrying mud. Females will add new cells one by one to the nest after each cell is...

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