Blue Mud Dauber Wasp (a wasp with dramatic background –Two Photographs)
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We were walking in a garden where they have built a Bee Hotel. There was not much going on but I did notice this brightly colored wasp. Being wary I took these shots at a considerable distance with a telephoto lens. It turns out that unless harassed these wasps are unlikely to sting you. That’s the good news. Orb spiders are not as lucky, as the wasps lay their eggs in orb spiders. According to Wikipedia the wasps are thought to have caused a few plane crashes by nesting in the small tubes of external air speed indicators. On the plus side they eat a lot of nasty beasts like black widow spiders.