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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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... good it worked, a substitute picture off the web. I hope the name is correct.

This is a very friendly , greenhouse and yard worthy beneficial creature that you can hold and tickle. Very docile. Study the markings closely.

I own several colonies and they are something I need to photo on my own and learn to post.

These girls are so mellow I've seen them vacate their nest when an intruder Mud Dauber invades. They have a stinger but I've never been able to intice them to sting, unless I really irritate it while wearing a glove .

Any one else own them ?
Oh yea, fairly smart critters, rarely ever see them stuck in the house like their other "cousins".



... unfortunately, entomologists consider " little mistress " to be an invasive species , 1968. Here to stay, though , and not nasty .

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A dream wasp, one that doesn't sting! How are they on convincing the stinging varieties to be more docile ?
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Never known them to sting but they bite like crazy and it hurts big time. [V]
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Never known them to sting but they bite like crazy and it hurts big time. [V]
Opps, yapped without checking first. I guess they have good behaviour.
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