Location: Mathews, VA, USA
May 29, 2012 6:09 am
This is on my porch. The tube is flimsy and moves with the wind. I don’t see any bugs fly to it or arouund it. Do you know what it is?
Our initial thought was that this must be the first phase of the construction of the nest of a Bald Faced Hornet. We did some research and came upon this At The Water blog that supports our theory. Probably the queen is the only inhabitant at the moment, but she is likely raising her first generation of workers that will increase the size of the nest. By the end of the summer, there could be more than 1000 Bald Faced Hornets in the nest.