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Mud Dauber Wasp (Hymenoptera Sphecidae) on Saltspring Island Canada

Mud Dauber Wasp (Hymenoptera Sphecidae) Spotted this girl having a rest on a rock on Saltspring Island, BC. This female is foraging for food for her larvae, while the male Mud Dauber guards the cocoon. Spiders are her speciality! The spiders are stung and paralyzed, then stuffed into a larva cell where they become food for the developing larva inside. Pupation occurs while the larvae is inside the cocoon and then go through complete metamorphosis!

TAGS: Canada, Insect, Macro, Nature, Spotted, Travel, Wasp, Wildlife

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Victoria, Canada
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© Tyson Harrison.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Total Views: 10
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 14, 2016, 5:28 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D
Focal Length: 60mm
Shutter Speed: 1/6400
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Saltspring Island BC Canada, Canada