Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Paper wasp nest, abandoned

Paper wasp nests come in many different forms and shapes but in general the combs aren't enclosed, as the case of the bell wasps. The one is the attached image, which was built in a Pau Brasil tree, is a very elongated comb. Construction was started several months ago and abandoned after the reproduction process. It seems to me that the structure is fitting of another family, but nature says only one time.

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