Monday, September 7, 2009
Macro Monday: Mud Daubers Nest
This is the nest of an organ-pipe mud dauber, a slender, non-aggressive wasp that preys on our black widow spiders. I'm happy to have them around. The nest is made out of local mud by the female who molds it into place with her mandibles.
I thought it was interesting that this one--attached to our house--was made with two colors of mud. I like the organic texture of it and think I'd rather live in a space without corners myself.
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