Black and Yellow Mud Dauber
E. L. Peterson Park
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
Sceliphron sp. Els Poblets, Alicante, Spain.
17mm length. Found at our spring.
2465 ft. elevation. ID confirmed by Ken Wolgemuth @ BugGuide.
Sky Bridge Trail.
Crazy nest things up on the cliffs and overhangs.
Mud dauber digs
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...