Nov 19, 2007

Arthropod pictures

This gallery contains images of insects and spiders.

Blue Mud Wasp

Another shot of the blue mud wasp (Chalybion californicum?). This species apparently makes use of the nests of other mud-daubers like Sceliphron caementarium, and so needs to collect water to soften the mud of their nests. Its main food is supposed to consist of Black Widow Spiders.

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