potter wasps mating
I believe these are potter wasps I saw mating tonight. They love our fennel plants (possibly because of the caterpillars on them, although I’ve never seen a wasp bother the caterpillars). The yellow spots on their body don’t show up in this photo unfortunately. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen this.
Your mating Potter Wasp, Eumenes fraternus, is great. The photo of the baby barn swallows on your website is also wonderful.