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Insects and Kin

Natural History Museum > Insects and Kin

submitted by Museum Administration on 11.10.2003

Mud Wasp

Mud Wasp
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

In summer time, the female mud wasp can be seen lugging a paralyzed spider along a wall. She’ll put her victim in a mud cell, then lay her eggs and seal the cell. When the baby wasps hatch, the spider will provide their infant formula.

Mud wasp, 2.5 cm. Photograph © James Prineas, 2003

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