Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Family Portrait

Photo (c) Gene Spesard 4/27/2016

On the last Ned's Nature Walk of the season, we again inspected the growing Paper Wasps and their nest. The adults (have wings ; -) are tending the larvae. (Click on the photo for a better look.) In the top row of the nest, there are eggs in both chambers on the left and right. In the middle two chambers are relatively newly hatched larvae. In the row below, there are larvae of various sizes. In the dome-covered chambers are the pupae. When they emerge, they'll be adults - with wings!
Be sure to check out this artists' nest, link courtesy of Lyn Hart.

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