Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Everytime I find one of these Potter Wasp nests I am amazed. Inside the pottery jug is an egg and a supply of paralyzed caterpillars for the wasp larva to feed upon. I can just picture some prehistoric human watching a pottery wasp building it's nest and thinking, "Hey I can do that..." Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

swamp4me said...

That's a jaunty little pot!

Rurality said...

Cool, I've never seen one of those.

Floridacracker said...

Swamp,
This one actually had a neat exit hole on the other side, so I guess the wasp larva was successful.

Rurality,
You should have them even up north in Alabama. They're pretty small, those are cypress leaves so you can tell a quarter would cover the pot. I have found them under eaves, under the dock, and on twigs as in the photo. They are always a special find.

Billy said...

They are so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Amazing indeed. With our lanai/pool screen demolished by Wilma, we find almost daily evidence of these pots in some very odd spots: for example, of on a sofa cushion, inside table lamp, outside lamp on shade, on side of wicker table, on ceiling fan, etc., all outside, of course.