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by Anne E Schellman
on December 7, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Wow! The photo of the spider corpses inside the mud dauber nests is amazing. Thanks for sharing in-depth information about this wasp.
by Phil Geissler
on June 27, 2019 at 8:18 PM
My favorite wasp! I have numerous nests around my house. I will do everything in my power to let them live and thrive on my property! They are a welcome guest!
by Donna
on July 6, 2019 at 4:59 PM
Amazing info! Had I known---I unfortunately just found a "mud cell" (thank u) between my front door & glass screen door. I guess having the proper instinct to scrape it off with a putty knife, but then finding it filled with a variety of small icky spiders (and yes, in barely viable states), I was completely grossed out, but yet amazed like a junior scientist. As I swept this in a small hand-held dust pan, still awed, I was buzzed by a wasp---then seeing another small mud pack above with two evident holes. Slammed the door, called in my big bug killer man, who then sprayed at the upper mast & unfortunately killed what I now discover was a mud dauber. I wish I had known this info and let the wasp go. I will save your info & pass it on to others! Thank you!!
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