Seen here with an Orb Weaver Victim
Found under bridge.
One of the three wasps i saw within a minute standing in my sunny garden.
July 7 2010
I am guessing this is a mating ritual although I never seen any mating occur in the ten minutes I was there trying to get some photos
in the damp muddy area beside the creek
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...