wasps

Dirt Dauber Wasp: build their nests from dirt. most resemble long, slender wasps about 1-inch (25 mm) in length. the nests that are made by the female wasps, which consist of mud molded into place by the wasp's mandibles. They are not normally aggressive, but can become belligerent when threatened. Stings are uncommon.

Mahogany Wasps are a variety of paper wasp. They get their common name from the paper-like material out of which they make their nests. Mahogany wasps hang their comb nests from twigs and branches of trees and shrubs, porch ceilings, the tops of window and door frames, attic rafters, deck floor joists and railings, etc. In the autumn, inseminated females will seek places to spend the winter, and may find their way indoors, especially if there is a cathedral ceiling present. Mahogany wasps are not an aggressive species by nature, but will sting if they are disturbed or their nest is threatened. Wasp stings are painful and cause the same risk of allergic reaction as with other insect stings.

Paper Wasp: are 0.7 to 1.0 inch (1.8 to 2.5 cm) long wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. Paper wasps are also sometimes called umbrella wasps, due to the distinctive design of their nests.

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