Saturday, 8 November 2014

Tiny wasp nest

 
We hadn't opened the left hand door of the White House (our tool store) since earlier in the year.  When we did we discoverd a tiny wasp's nest just inside at the top.
 
 
This is probably the starter nest built in the spring by a queen wasp.  She would have been planning to lay the first eggs of a future colony here and bring on the first batch of workers to take over the nest building and care of the next brood.
 
 
But somethng probably stopped the operation.  Most likely she started a bit soon in the year and was killed by a surprise late frost.
 
Sad that all her work came to nought.
 
Image from bugguide.net
 
 
 
 
 
 

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