Subject: bugs nest
July 29, 2015 10:27 am
Please help me figure out what this is.
This is the nest of a Mud Dauber, a solitary wasp that builds a nest of mud that is comprised of numerous cells provisioned with paralyzed spiders. Each cell contains a single egg. By the look of your nest, the adult Mud Daubers have already emerged to forage, pollinate flowers and possibly begin building a new generation of mud nests in sheltered locations, often in the corners of windows and under eaves. Mud Daubers are not an aggressive species that can often be found collecting mud in gardens and other areas that are watered.