Mud daubers in a mating frenzy.
Over-wintering nest. :)
Photograph by Y.A. de Jong & T.M. Butynski, wildsolutions.nl
28 Jul 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
14.5 mm forewing length.
Found in garage.
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...