Story: Wasps and bees

Mason wasp nest

Mason wasp nest

Mason wasps build nests of mud in narrow spaces such as under windows or beneath tarpaulins. They hunt for spiders, which they stockpile for their growing larvae to feed on.

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John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Stinging wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by John Early, published 24 Sep 2007